After School Program

These programs are led by certified and licensed special education Cooke faculty. The are designed to provide opportunities for children with special needs to interact with their peers, through structured activities as well as free play. These activities are created to help students to develop social skills, team building and decision making skills and includes:

Young Explorers
3rd to 8th Grade

  • social initiation
  • getting along with others
  • playing by the rules
  • sportsmanship
  • decision making
  • social organizational skills

Activities are designed to teach both the hands-on, practical skills that incorporate woodworking, sports, music and cooking. Some specific activities include:

  • Pinewood Derby
  • Sand Art
  • Giant Jenga
  • Archeological Dig
  • Birdhouse Building
  • Tree Planting/Gardening
  • Life Size Angry Birds
  • Campsite Building

*Healthy Snacks are Provided

Talk Theater
Ages 14 and over

A 15 week after school program designed to utilize theaters qualities to address speech and drama therapy goals to:


  • Improve social skills
  • Develop emotional intelligence
  • Increase spontaneity and flexibility
  • Strengthen expressive receptive and pragmatic language