The DEVELOPING program focuses on maximizing student independence. Activities focus on hygiene, safety skills, physical fitness, communication (receptive, expressive and social), functional life skills and healthy living. Each student follows a daily schedule to foster independence, confidence and routine. Students participate in a variety of sensory-based and emotional regulation activities through play-based therapy. Students in the DEVELOPING program learn what authentic play looks like through modelling and how play is an expressive outlet for one’s emotions.