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Welcome to RETC/SOS

80 Lake Street
Auburn, Maine 04210
Phone - (207) 786-4498
Fax - (207-783-9949

What is RETC/SOS?

RETC - A regional day-treatment program for grades 4-9 (tuition based)
SOS - An Auburn School Board based program for students in grades 9-12

WHO ATTENDS THIS PROGRAM?

* Special education students with diagnosed emotional, behavioral or mental health difficulties
* Eligibility – Students from Poland; Mechanic Falls; Minot; Turner; Greene; Leeds; Lisbon; Lisbon Falls; Auburn and Lewiston. Other systems as openings are available.

HOW DOES A STUDENT QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
* Students are referred through each school system's I.E.P. process.
* The Admissions Board reviews all applications for possible placement.

WHEN IS THE PROGRAM IN SESSION?
* 175 School Days / following Auburn School Department calendar
* Extended school year programming for students to maintain education and behavioral skills
* School day: 8:00 am -2:00 pm
* Average 18 Months enrollment. (Diagnostic to 2 years) 

HOW DO THESE PROGRAMS DIFFER FROM SENDING SCHOOL PROGRAMS? 
* This is a Special Purpose Day School that provides students with emotional and/or behavioral supports.
* All staff are Special Education Trained / Certified or Licensed.
* Class size is generally five (5) students with one (1) staff (including Educational Technicians)
* This is a small school consisting of a maximum of 45 students in elementary, middle, and secondary level classrooms.
* This program provides Social Work services such as: 
     - Group and individual work with students and families
     - Work with problems in community that impact school success
     - School and community resources are mobilized to enable students to benefit from education.

 
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER?
Academic, Psychological, Social and Recreational Services

* Academic *
* Individual and small group work available at individual grade levels
* Emphasis on basic skills
* Transition planning; including prevocational and vocational information
* Basic work experience 
* Food Preparation Program (Deali's)

* Psychological *
* Consulting to staff and parents
* Small group work
* Referral to community psychological and psychiatric services
* Assessments

* Social *
* Individual and small group social skills training
* Coordination of community resources counseling - outpatient - In home supports
* Linking to after school programs - Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and YWCA, local team sports

* Recreational *
* Physical education instructions
* Small group recreation activities
* Personal fitness
* Hobby groups
* Bowling
* Arts & Crafts
* Cooking

How Much Does it Cost to Attend RETC/SOS?  
Each day treatment charges a different rate based on the services offered. Because the Advisory Board decided that RETC/SOS could bill and keep the Maine Care funds available for appropriate students, we are able to keep our tuition costs lower.  Program costs are established then the tuition rate set with a combination of Maine Care Carry Over money plus an anticipated tuition rate.


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