MCC offers programs for our students to interact with typical peers through our Peer Buddy, Art Smarts, and Lunch Bunch programs, a Reverse Inclusion Program at MCC and Crossbridge, and inclusion opportunities with partnering private schools and a full-inclusion program with partnering private schools. A criterion-based inventory of skills required for inclusive opportunities provides both goals for teaching and criteria for participation.
Students participate in weekly social skills groups whose objectives include goals such as parallel play, attending, joint attention, functional play with toys, collaborative play, and the rules of social interaction.
MCC strives to provide a continuum of social opportunities for all school students. For students who have not yet met the criterion to participate in our reverse inclusion and inclusion programs, MCC provides structured teaching opportunities so that these students can acquire the prerequisite skills needed to advance into additional opportunities.