Officials with UAH and Rise School of Huntsville announced plans today to create a formal affiliation between the two organizations. Rise School of Huntsville is expected to become a formal organization at the university under the direction of UAH's Department of Education. The purpose of Rise School will remain the same, to provide the "highest quality of early childhood education services to eligible children with diverse abilities." The Rise School of Huntsville, currently a non-profit organization, provides educational services to children with developmental disabilities and children without disabilities. The program provides children six weeks up to six years of age with a firm foundation for their next educational experience. Children are grouped according to their age and individual needs in an integrated environment containing a diverse range of abilities.