At Horizons School, we are more than just an educational institution; we are a beacon of hope and opportunity for individuals with developmental disorders in Birmingham, Alabama, and beyond.

Our Mission: Horizons School is a 501(c)3 dedicated to empowering and enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disorders, enabling them to achieve their fullest potential, independence, and inclusion within our community. Our mission is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where every student can thrive, learn, and grow.

Our Approach: We believe in a holistic and non-contained approach to education. With a team of passionate and experienced educators, community partners and support staff, we tailor our programs to meet the unique needs of each student. Through personalized learning plans, vocational training, life skills development, and social integration, we equip our students with the tools they need to navigate the challenges of the world.

Our Values:

  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and create a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and respected.
  • Empowerment: We foster self-confidence and self-advocacy, enabling our students to make choices and have a voice in their futures.
  • Collaboration: We work hand in hand with families, educators, and the community to ensure a comprehensive support system for our students.

Learn more about our programs, events, and how you can support our mission at Horizons School. We invite you to be a part of our community and share in the journey of empowerment, growth, and inclusion.

Since 1991, The Horizons School has been preparing young adults with learning difficulties for an independent life. Our curriculum, with the community as our classroom, provides students with the skills to live and work independently.

The Horizons School is located in a vibrant community where students learn in a safe, supervised setting. The school building and residence are in a quaint downtown neighborhood, which has all the amenities our students need within walking distance. Our location gives our students easy access to the city’s public transportation system, which enables them to access all parts of the city and surrounding suburbs.

šŸ’” Why Choose Horizons School: Horizons School is a place where dreams take flight. Our commitment to excellence, individualized care, and continuous growth is what sets us apart. We are proud to be a trusted resource for individuals and families seeking to navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with developmental disorders.

For the answers to more frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

Who is your typical student?

A young adult 18 to 26 years old with a learning disability such as ASD, developmental delay, mild CP or other similar learning difference. To see our admissions requirements, click here.

What do students learn in your program?

Our students learn daily living skills, social skills and vocational skills with the goal of being equipped to manage their own lives upon leaving the program. To read more about our curriculum, click here.

What are your graduates currently doing?

You can read some alumni success stories here or to see our latest alumni survey results, go here.