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Arts and Athletics

“Andrew is always excited to return “home” to Anderson. He misses playing volleyball, creating collages and his friends. He also looks forward to going back to school.” – Erin, Anderson Parent

At Anderson, we provide a well-rounded environment for our children and adults.  Many of these activities are not considered “essential” by the government, therefore they are not funded. However, Anderson DOES consider these essential! They absolutely improve everyone’s quality of life. Our private fundraising ensures the continuation – and expansion – of activities that guarantee those in our care live a healthy happy life. Here are a few activities that have a true impact on children and adults at Anderson:

  • Creative Arts
  • Bowling League
  • Cooking
  • Cultural Festival
  • Gardening
  • Harvest Celebration
  • Field Trips
  • Holiday Parties
  • Ice Skating
  • Recreation Programs
  • Special Olympics
  • Trips to see Mets, Yankees and other sports teams

I chose Anderson Center for my son after touring numerous schools in the tri-state area. It was clearly the best fit. I was enchanted with the way the staff interacted with the students. The Children’s Program is a safe, good, instructional program for him and the Anderson Center team loves him just like a family member.

Parent of student in Anderson Center’s Children’s Residential Program

Important Dates

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Agency Philosophy
ACA’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality.  ACA has evolved into an organization that has the expertise, resources and technology to enable the agency to contribute much toward the optimization of the quality of life of those it serves.

Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

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