INSPIRE for Autism

Basic Information

Address: #8 60 Austine Drive Brattleboro, VT 05301
County: Windham
School District: WSESU
Phone Number: 8022517301
Fax Number: 8022510474
President: Mark Anderson
Principal: Ray Stevens, Ph.D.
School Type: Independent Special Education Approved by VT Agency of Education

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INSPIRE for Autism

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Agency of Education- Vermont
Founded: 2007
Organization Affiliation: Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Ages/Grades: Ages 7-22; 3rd to 12th grades
School Setting:

Campus of the Former Austine School for the Deaf - 195 acres; 6-building complex; cross-country ski and hiking trails; bucolic setting; easy access to hospital and downtown

School Schedule: 8:00 - 4:00 PM
School days in Calendar Year: 215
School Holidays: Thanksgiving; winter holidays, MLK day, February and April breaks

Brattleboro, Vermont

School Size: maximum of 25 students
Classroom Size: maximum of 5 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 5-1


Financial Aid:




Support Services:

Speech; OT, BCBA

Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: No
Computer Capabilities:

High speed Internet, EuropaIT manages our system; all students have IPads; staff have computers in their classrooms. We are purchasing a One-Screen for each classroom - should be installed by April 1, 2021.

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Parking Spaces/Availability:

Limited but available

Uniform Guidelines:

No Uniforms required

Admissions Deadline: No Deadline
Mission Statement:

The I.N.S.P.I.R.E. School, Inc. will offer social, educational and vocational training which will maximize the potential for adolescents and young adults with autism to lead satisfying, self-sustaining lives in connection with their communities.

School History:

Founded in 2007 by a group of concerned parents, award-winning teachers, and community-based business owners, The I.N.S.P.i.R.E. School, Inc. is a non-profit, educational institution servicing the needs of adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ages 7-22. I.N.S.P.i.R.E. has been built on the principle of bridge-building - by carefully building partnerships between our students and community-based providers of academic-, vocational-, fine arts-, and sports-based opportunities, I.N.S.P.i.R.E. prepares students for seamless transition to satisfying, self-sustaining, adult lives within the warm embrace of their own communities.

Programs and Services:

Traditional academics is avalible to all; life skiils training; prevocational activities, computer use; OT, speech, yoga and BCBA supervision, breakfast and lunch; recess and PE.

Social Media:

website, FaceBook page,

Notes/School Information:

INSPIRE has a 8 weeks summer program. Mornings are devoted to school work and the afternoons are all outdoors activities - swimming, hiking, water slides, gardening and other endeavors. Covid-19 has interrupted our normal routines - so cannot predict what will happen this coming summer.
We do accept students for the summer program, if we have room for addtional students.