New York Child Learning Institute
College Point, New York, USA
NYCLI was founded in 1994 as a state certified nonpublic preschool for children with autism. In 1995, educational services were extended to school-age children between the ages of five and eleven. In 2002, NYCLI was certified to serve the needs of learners up to age 21. The institute implements a science-based educational approach and is committed to providing the highest standard of education for its students. Although it is an independent, nonpublic institution, NYCLI's preschool and school are accredited and certified by the New York City Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.
The school provides effective educational services so that children with autism can acquire critical language, social and academic skills. The Institute?s educational model is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Having demonstrated effective outcomes, this science based teaching model is used by the school?s professional staff with warming care and dedication, producing a ladder of sequential skills that accommodates each child?s capacity. After gaining basic skills, NYCLI provides its students with work experiences in job settings that have been created by the internship program and partnered with local businesses.
An integral part of the New York Child Learning Institute?s mission is to expand our knowledge of the treatment of youth with autism. An intensive research effort is underway at the Institute to investigate new teaching strategies and to further our understanding of accountability systems. In an effort to further our technology and to better understand the disorder, NYCLI?s research is being published in various peer-reviewed journals. At present, the Institute is at the forefront of conducting research to better the development and evaluation of language intervention strategies. A series of articles have been published by NYCLI over the past five years in an effort to increase conversational language in youth with autism. Similarly, a series of articles are in the process of being published to investigate strategies to increase appropriate affective responding in youth with autism. For more information visit http://www.nycli.org.
Somerset Hills Learning Institute
Bedminster Township, New Jersey, USA
Founded in 1998, Somerset Hills Learning Institute is a private nonprofit program that offers a broad spectrum of services to children, adolescents, and adults with autism. The Institute is a dissemination site of the Princeton Child Development Institute and exists to provide science-based treatment and education to people with autism.
Somerset Hills Learning Institute prepares professionals as autism intervention resources in New Jersey, and through its research, pioneers comprehensive intervention models that may be used nationally and internationally for the benefit of people with autism. At Somerset Hills Learning Institute, we seek to make an impact on the global autism community. Our program standards are based on years of scientific evidence and yield positive outcomes. For more information, visit www.somerset-hills.org
Institute for Educational Achievement
New Milford, New Jersey, USA
PCDI is recognized worldwide as a leader in autism research and treatment. The Institute offers a broad spectrum of services that support people with autism from infancy through adulthood. PCDI provides an Early Intervention Program for children age 28 months and younger and an education program for students age 3 to 21. Adults with autism receive support and training for competitive employment in PCDI’s Adult Life-Skills Program. The Institute also operates two family-style group homes and a supervised apartment program. All of the Institute’s programs include home programming and family support.