Admissions


 

For Admissions information, please click the links below to view the appropriate section.

 

C.A.R.E. Program

Non-Public School Educational Program

Adult Day Program (ADP)

Early Intervention

Preschool & Infant Center

After-School Program & Saturday Camp at Salvin


 

 

C.A.R.E. Program

Carousel School welcomes all potential students to have a successful experience, and so it is necessary to see if our staff and programs will be a good fit as we strive to treat the “whole student.” C.A.R.E. stands for:

  • COME VISIT – We provide an initial opportunity for participants and their families to come visit our campus to help us evaluate their needs.
  • ASSISTANCE – Next we discuss what assistance the student and family necessitates, now and in the future.
  • REVIEW – Together our special education team will review the services Carousel School can provide for them.
  • EVALUATE – Lastly, we evaluate whether our academic and therapeutic environment is appropriate, so we can plan for a transition for the student to join our school community.


 

 

Non-Public School (NPS) Educational Program

Ramesh Johnston– Director of Special Education

Admission

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Upon application, the child will participate in Carousel School’s C.A.R.E. Program, where students get an introduction to the school. This visit will give your child the opportunity to meet the educational staff and to experience their classroom. The visit is an essential component to the Carousel model as it assists the staff in making the final decision on permanent enrollment. Students may attend the one- or two-day visit at no expense to the parents/guardians. The number of visit days will be determined by our Special Education Interdisciplinary Team, which includes the Special Education Director, Behavior Supervisor, and our clinical staff. Final enrollment decisions are also made by this Special Education Interdisciplinary team. In some cases, a determination of an applicant’s enrollment will be made in less than one or two days. Upon the offer of official enrollment, parents will receive a complete Admissions Packet.

Application Requirements

  1. District-approved Non-Public School funding
  2. Individualized Education Plan
  3. Child must be between the ages of 3 and 22 years old

 

School Tours

Parents are encouraged to take an introductory tour of our facilities, observe potential classrooms placements for the child, and meet with the Special Education Director. Please call Ramesh Johnston at 310-645-9222 x 100 or email ramesh.johnston@carouselschool.com to schedule a tour.

Location: 7899 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


 

 

Adult Day Program (ADP)

Gina Prato, M.A., OTR/L, SIPT – Program Director

Admission

Applications to Carousel’s Adult Day Program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Clients who apply to the Adult Day Program will receive a tour of the program site, and program information brochures. All clients will be interviewed, where we will review the entrance criteria worksheets that will address the individual client’s needs and determine appropriate services. Our program director will collect any available paperwork, including medical assessments, immunization records, physical examinations, TB testing, and regional center and school district documents. Those clients who have a mental health disorder can either provide a copy of a recent mental health assessment, or our program staff can conduct that assessment. Clients who are eligible for enrollment will receive a complete admissions packet.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be 18 – 65 years old with developmental disabilities and at least one of the following conditions:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Damage
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Limited Mobility
  • Incontinence
  • Self-Care Deficits
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Need for Oral Medication
  • Verbal/Non-Verbal
  • Maladaptive Behaviors
  • Need for Community Integration
  • Communication and Socialization Deficits Disabilities

 

On-Site Tours

Prospective parents/caretakers and clients are encouraged to tour our facilities and meet with the Adult Day Program Director. Please call Gina Prado at (310) 645-9222 x 104 to schedule a tour.

Location: 7899 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


 

 

Early Intervention Program

Gina Prato, M.A., OTR/L, SIPT – Program Director

Admission

Children ages 0 through 3 years old, who have been identified by the Regional Center as either “at risk” due to developmental delays or developmentally disabled, may be considered for admission to the program.

School Tours

Parents are encouraged to take an introductory tour of our facilities, observe potential classroom placements for their child, and meet with the Program Director. Please call Gina Prato at 310-645-9222 x 104 to schedule a tour.

Location: 7899 La Tijera Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90045


 

 

Preschool & Infant Center Program

Jane Uy – Site Director

Admission

Enrollment is open to all children six weeks through five years old, and applications for admission are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Since our enrollment is limited, early registration is encouraged. When the Preschool and Infant Center reach full enrollment, children are placed on a waiting list.

 

For information on Tuition Rates, please click here.

 

Immunizations

Included in the admission application packet, parents must provide a written immunization record from a clinic or doctor showing that all required immunizations have been received. State Law also requires the Mantoux test for tuberculosis (TB) for all children entering California schools for the first time.

Location: 7899 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045


 

 

After-School Program & Saturday Camp at Salvin

Jeanne Peraza – Program Manager

Admission

Students ages 5 – 18 years old that are eligible for services from South Central Los Angeles, Lanterman, Harbor, or Westside Regional Centers will be considered for admission into these programs. Interested parents should contact their Regional Center Service Coordinator to request admission.

Location: 1925 S. Budlong Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007