The Richardson School exists to help students gain the skills they need to reach their potential and return to their home school environment.

With locations in Appleton, Beloit, Brookfield, Madison and West Allis we are a therapeutic day school that specializes in supporting children, adolescents and young adults who have diagnoses of developmental/neurological disabilities, and behavioral and emotional concerns.

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Our Approach

The Richardson School believes in a student-centered, relationship-based approach. Goals are IEP, district and family-driven, with focus on data collection and individualized plans for every student.

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Our Students

The Richardson School serves children and young adults diagnosed with emotional, neurological and/or developmental disabilities who have experienced difficulty in traditional school environments.

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Our Campuses

The Richardson School believes that a typical school setting is vital to the learning process, a philosophy that aligns with the goal of student progress and a successful return to their school district.

Bobcat Camp

The Richardson School, "Home of the Bobcats", offers a therapeutic, community-based and structured recreational camp for children ages 5-17 with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Bobcat Camp is offered at every campus year-round during school breaks and summer months when school is not in session. Hours are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

2024 Bobcat Camp dates are here!


March 25 - 29, April 1


Session 1: June 17 - June 28

Session 2: July 8 - July 19

Session 3: July 29 - August 21


November 29, December 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

If you'd like to call or email to find out more, please visit our Contact Us page.

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Naming of a School

When The Richardson School was searching for a name, Aaliyah Richardson's was the one option that brought all the elements which were held dear to the creation of the school. Her family was very pleased with the idea of naming the new school in her honor and remembering her in such a way. Aaliyah resided at a sister MyPath company. She passed suddenly one night after spending a weekend away with her family celebrating her birthday.

From her supervisor at the time:

"Through all of life's challenges that were thrown her way Aaliyah rose above them all. She had a powerful presence on the Willow Unit and throughout the center for her wonderful sense of humor, caring spirit and overall energetic personality. It was impossible not to let Aaliyah into your heart, she adored her staff and the feeling was mutual."

Her mom shares:

"With love in her heart and a smile on her face, Aaliyah brought joy and smiles to all who knew her. She expressed her love for you through hugs and laughter. She danced her way into many hearts. She was here physically for a short time, but mentally and emotionally she is here forever. She is truly missed. I know she is giggling in God's arms now."

Aaliyah Richardson

At TRS, we had a great support team and we could all learn at our own speed. I liked to tell jokes and do math, but most of all I loved to write and read. The staff are the best and the teachers are your friend until the very end!

Sabrina K., former student

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