Special Connections Academy is a special education school for children with autism and related disabilities in South Florida. We integrate education and healthy development through individualized curriculums and meaningful relationships.

Our Approach

The Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based model (DIR®/Floortime™) addresses  the way processing challenges affect an individual's development in the areas of learning, socialization, communication and behavior. Through interactive play, DIR fosters the individual's shared attention, engagement, reciprocal communication, problem solving, and reasoning to help them move up the developmental ladder.

Our Principles

We use DIR®/Floortime™ to address sensory, socio-emotional and developmental needs and help our students be receptive to learn meaningful skills and academic concepts.

Whom We Serve

Special Connections Academy offers a 1.5:1 or 1:1 student/teacher ratios, making our program highly individualized.

We serve students that are not able to appropriately access education and/or important socio-emotional skills in a traditional setting.


Special Connections Academy offers a year long program with a rolling enrolment policy. Your child can start at Special Connections Academy at any time of the year!

Schedule A Tour

Come visit us to see what makes our school special! You will have the chance to meet our staff members, visit our classrooms and learn about our approach.