Anderson Center for Autism is a not-for-profit organization in Staatsburg, NY, that offers the highest quality year-round day and residential programs to individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and the community. Our curriculum features educational, cultural and recreational opportunities specifically designed to challenge every child and adult we serve to the fullest extent of his or her own abilities.
Based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our treatment approach focuses on techniques and interventions that use reinforcement to teach our individuals skills needed to reach their full potential. Our professional team administers ABA programs that comprehensively address each individual’s educational, emotional and social needs in a proactive and positive manner. We understand that autism dramatically affects the lives of all who face it. For families, the autistic community and public organizations, Anderson Center serves as a valuable resource by providing education, support and outreach services and information aimed at delivering assistance and increasing overall autism awareness.
We are proud to announce that as of November 1, 2012, a new law went into effect requiring health insurance providers to offer coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the state of New York. With this new legislation in place, Anderson Center for Autism is your best option in the state to provide diagnosis and treatment…for life.
For more information about our programs and services, visit us online at www.AndersonCenterforAutism.org or call 845.889.4034.
110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon; 794.6000; www.darrowschool.org
Darrow School: Hands-on Education for More Than 80 years
Darrow School, founded in 1932 on the site of the original Shaker community, is a boarding and day school for grades 9–12 offering a comprehensive, hands-on, college-preparatory curriculum in a supportive environment. A 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio allows for a high level of individual attention, and an average class size of nine students affords all students the opportunity to actively participate in the learning process.
Darrow students learn in an atmosphere that promotes the pursuit of intellectual curiosity, individual creativity and the joy of learning. The School has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of “hands-on learning,” and Darrow teachers use real-world topics and a dynamic approach to make the subject matter come alive.
Located on the picturesque and historic Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village site, Darrow continues to embrace the Shaker legacy of sustainability and stewardship. The academic program focuses on environmental, social and economic resources, allowing students to discover the value of finding balance within one’s self, as well as the regional and global community. Values such as achievement, authenticity,
community, creativity, sustainability and teamwork are reflected in programs like Hands-to-Work, inwhich students engage in weekly on-campus and off-campus work assignments aimed at improving life for the School and outside community. Additionally, Darrow exemplifies its commitment to sustainability through the Samson Environmental Center, which uses photovoltaic solar cells and wind turbines to augment its energy usage, and houses The Living Machine™, a natural ecosystem waste-water treatment facility that serves the entire campus.
To learn more about Darrow School, call 794.6000 or visit www.darrowschool.org
Woodland Hill Montessori School
100 Montessori Place, North Greenbush
Our curriculum and method is based on the work of an education innovator, Dr. Maria Montessori, who realized that learning is a natural process and believed that every child has vast potential. Today, Montessori schools all over the world have as their mission a deep respect for children as unique individuals and a commitment to optimal social and emotional development.
In the multi-aged Montessori classroom, every activity, material and lesson is designed to facilitate a child’s inherent desire to learn. Here, during the three-year cycle, the curriculum and teachers’ (lead and assistant) roles are all carefully designed to honor self-paced growth and learning while encouraging social cooperation. This allows students to develop a strong relationship with their teachers and learn at a pace that works best for them, while developing their talents and strengths in an environment that challenges them as well as supports them as they make their educational journey.
Since Montessori is a universally and internationally renowned educational philosophy, we are able to serve students who come into the area from around the globe. We strive to instill a sense of ownership of their surrounding environment and as citizens of the world.
By encouraging students to develop the independence and skills necessary to be self-sufficient in their classrooms, we prepare them for not only the next step in their education, but also for life. They leave Woodland Hill standing on an academic and social foundation that will support them throughout their lives.