The Bay School Open House Draws Over 250 Attendees


During its spring open house, The Bay School (TBS) celebrated the recent expansion of its campus and the opening of its new middle and high school transition programs and vocational/life skills training center. The event was organized and executed with considerable support from the parent group, “Friends of The Bay School.”

Throughout the evening, staff and students’ family members welcomed more than 250 visitors from the community including educators, advocates, healthcare professionals, friends, and relatives. Activities included tours of the new state-of-the-art, 6,600-square-foot building and multiple slide shows that gave attendees a good overview of student life at the school.

“As a parent of twins with autism, I am proud that The Bay School is meeting the challenge of preparing students for the transition from adolescence to adulthood,” said Janet Lishman, co-founder of TBS and open house coordinator. “The new setting and program will support one of the most important times in our children’s lives.”

In addition to serving as the event’s host, TBS Executive Director Ethan Long, Ph.D., BCBA, gave a presentation about the school’s philosophy and use of evidence-based practices for adolescents with autism.