Metro West Learning Center, formed in 2004, is dedicated to individualized, developmentally appropriate instruction that supports students with varying needs through social language groups and tutoring, including those on the Autism Spectrum and with related disorders. Highly qualified staff members deliver research-based interventions in a nurturing, client-centered environment. MWLC is committed to meeting the ongoing needs of the Autism Community through innovative, flexible programming and responsiveness to student needs.
We are here to help you. Your student will work with an experienced instructor who will target the areas where he or she needs support using age-appropriate approaches. The strategies and techniques utilized by our staff are the result of decades of educational research and years of personal experience. There are no contracts to sign and no hoops to jump through. Just caring, passionate and knowledgeable staff with the skills to help your child be successful at home, school and in the community.
Metro West Summer Meet Ups!
Welcome to Metro West Summer Meet Ups! Each activity or club will need at least 4 students (6 for the lock-in) to make it a go. Students will need to be signed up for the activities by 5:00 the Wednesday before the activity.
Summer, Friday Night Outings: ($25) Grades 4-8
Lock-in: Friday night: 7:00pm- 8:00am (Aug 1) ($50) Ages: 12-18
Music Club will be held on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. for ages 13-18. A $30 deposit ($150/ 5 sessions) is required.
Art Club is for ages 10-18 and will be held on Monday nights from 4-6 p.m. A $30 deposit ($150/5 sessions) is required.
Clubs to think about for the future: (Parents: please indicate if your child is interested)
Let’s Ride Bikes!
The OTs and PTs are planning the summer bike clinic. Click here more information!
Metro West Music Club
If so, please join us this summer for Metro West Music Club where we will:
Metro West Music Club will meet Wednesday nights from July 14- August 11, 2014 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. and is open to kids ages 13-18. The cost is $150. A $30 deposit is required. Participants provide their own instruments and must know how to play an instrument prior to joining.
The Identify the Signs campaign aims to educate the public about the warning signs of communication disorders. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries, shortened treatment periods, and reduced costs for individuals and society alike. Visitors are encouraged to use this site to learn the warning signs; get professional help, if necessary; and share the site and its information with family, friends, and social networks. To visit the Identify the Signs campaign website and learn more, click on the following link: Campaign.
We spent every Wednesday this summer driving to Metro West in Clive—a 3 hour round trip for social skills and job skills. Was it worth it? The picture above answers that question! The staff at Metro West are special education teachers who are trained in the skills they teach. They have a program and they execute the program. Emily became more “graced” in her social skills. She couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to hang out with her new friends. Dr. Knight led the job skills and she is hands down one of the best providers we have ever worked with. She’s smart and knowledgeable in many aspects learning job skills specific to your child’s interests. If you have to drive like we did, or are lucky enough to have Metro West Kids in your own backyard and you have a son or daughter with autism, you need to see what their programs can offer your child. We couldn’t have done it without them!