Jackson County Intermediate School District

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The Lyle Torrant and Kit Young Centers
Center Based Special Education 

The Lyle Torrant Center

The Lyle Torrant Center is a public school operated by the Jackson County Intermediate School District.  The Torrant Center has been in operation since 1973, serving youth with developmental disabilities from all twelve school districts in Jackson County. Students are referred to us through the local school district Special Education teams.
We primarily serve Cognitively Impaired (CI), Severely Multiply Impaired (SXI), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed (ECDD).  Our students range in age from birth to 26 years. Other programs offered at Torrant include Head Start and Audiological Evaluations.

The Kit Young Center
The Kit Young Center is located at 1185 W. Parnall Road, on the Torrant Center campus and has three contained classrooms primarily for Moderately Cognitively Impaired (MoCI) students and one classroom for multiple impairments. The purpose of its programs is to provide community education, mobility, pre-vocational and vocational training in various actual real life settings resulting in successful community utilization and development of skills of community independence.

Our student populations developmental delays preclude their ability to reach a typical adult role level of functioning. We build on each students individual level of functioning, fostering the attainment of their highest possible level of achievement.

CFI Services
Instructional Services:
Teachers and teaching assistants provide all instruction. If needed, the services of a speech therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, school social worker, school psychologist, school nurse, audiologist and teacher consultants are available.
Students may be referred by their current service providers or parents. The referral process must be completed before the student is enrolled in the program.

Program Purpose:
The purpose of the CFI program is to provide instruction in functional living skills that will enable students to participate as independently as possible in their home and community.
The students who attend the CFI program are young adults, ages 18-26, who have moderate to severe cognitive impairments. Some students have additional disabilities. Students come from all local school districts within the Jackson County Intermediate School District.
Program Location:
The program is located at the Kit Young Center on Parnall Road. The Kit Young Center was constructed in 2001 specifically for the program. The center has classrooms, a laundry and multipurpose room, instructional kitchens and a workshop. Instruction is also delivered at various community sites, such as long-term care facilities, restaurants and businesses.

For more information on the Kit Young and Torrant Centers, contact
Amy Rogers, Principal
Lyle Torrant and Kit Young Center