Merlin Day Academy

Merlin Day Academy

For children that need a more supportive learning environment, we’ve developed Merlin Day Academy. Merlin Day Academy provides special education and individualized instruction in a therapeutic environment for children ages 6-14 with neuro-diverse learning needs including those with autism, down syndrome, and intellectual, learning, or emotional disabilities. Eyas Landing’s therapists provide occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), developmental therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, nutrition, and feeding therapy services to Merlin Day Academy students to provide them with an ideal environment for learning.

Merlin Day Academy‘s mission is to provide students with neuro-diverse learning needs an intensive, individualized special education that cultivates relationship-based, family-centered care to strengthen students’ educational and functional skills through building self-efficacy to become active, successful participants in their community. Our special education in a therapeutic environment is ideal for children with

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Expressive Language Disorder
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability  
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Merlin Day Academy is just one part of your journey.

Merlin Day Academy and our sister companies work together to support you and your children across their development! Eyas Landing, our outpatient multidisciplinary therapy clinic, provides occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), developmental therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, nutrition, and feeding therapy services to Chicago area families and Merlin Day Academy students. Blue Bird Day, our therapeutic preschool and kindergarten program, is an intensive rotational therapeutic program designed to provide children with the tools they need to succeed in a classroom environment. Merlin Day Academy, our therapeutic special education school, provides educational instruction with therapeutic supports to provide children with autism and other sensory and developmental conditions with an ideal environment for learning.  

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Coming Soon – Illinois State Board of Education Licensure 

Merlin Day Academy is in the final round of our approval process with the Illinois State Board of Education. We expect to be ISBE approved to accept IEP students by the time we open our Avondale clinic in January 2023. Use the link below to be notified when we receive ISBE approval. 

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