The Monarch School and Institute

Residential Program

For the parent of a young adult with neurological differences, the decision to choose a residential program is a difficult one. Monarch’s Residential Program provides an enriched living environment designed to meet the needs of young adults moving toward greater independence by offering a progressive environment that motivates learning and stimulates personal growth.

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+ Program at a Glance

Monarch's Residential Program welcomes teens and young adults with neurological differences who are either:

  • High school age, currently enrolled or soon to be enrolled in Monarch’s Butterfly Program or
  • At least 18 years old, attending Monarch’s Transition Services Program, another academic or therapeutic program, and/or employment in the surrounding area during the day. Optional transportation to these programs is available.

The Program incorporates structured learning experiences and supported real-life practices to foster skill development in areas such as:

  • Hygiene
  • Physical health
  • Nutrition
  • Budgeting
  • Time management
  • Meal planning/preparation
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning
  • Community integration
  • Medication management
  • Self-regulation
  • Safety
  • Socialization (circle of support)

The young adults live near campus in homes or apartments designed to provide a safe, comfortable environment that motivates learning and stimulates personal growth.

We strive to ensure that our young adults pursue their interests, learn to care for their needs as independently as possible, and become active members of their communities.

Monarch’s unique Residential Program utilizes proactive support strategies to encourage life and social skill development for each young adult while enhancing their quality of life through three progressive sub-programs.

+ Supported Home Living

Adult learners live in a home with up to two other housemates and a Residential Professional Educator who creates an individualized plan for each learner to achieve independence with daily living.

+ Semi-Independent Apartment Living

If adult learners reach a level of independence that has reduced potential safety risks and requires less support, they will be recommended for apartment living where they will have a roommate. A Residential Professional Educator checks in with the learners at a minimum of twice a day to ensure consistency and generalization to what they have previously learned.

+ Case Management

If consistency, generalization, and criteria previously set by the learner, family, and Monarch team have been established, our learners may be recommended for case management. We will provide coaching and check-ins once a week to ensure self-management is occurring in all areas of life.

+ On Campus vs. Off Campus

The residential homes are located in a peaceful neighborhood in the Spring Branch area, less than one mile from the school. The residential apartments are in a gated complex caddy-corner from the school on Kempwood Dr. We take pride in providing a true home-like atmosphere in a diverse and integrated community, free from restrictions like those seen in lockdown institutions.

+ Treatment Modalities & Interventions Used

The Monarch School and Institute provides a therapeutic, innovative residential program focused on the Four Core Goal areas of Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation, Relationship Development, Executive Functions, and Academic/Professional Competence, often in collaboration with Transition Services Day Program and/or the Butterfly Program. The Monarch School and Institute is not a residential treatment facility, but rather a program that helps our adult learners to reach their maximum potential in independent living and collaborative strategy development to become more self-sustaining.