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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

We knew that he was an incredibly adaptable, very bright boy, but even we couldn’t have predicted the amazing transformation he would undergo at Anderson Center. The aggressive behaviors that he once exhibited, common to many children with autism, just aren’t there now. He has learned how to calm himself down and as of three months ago, he no longer needs previously prescribed medications. And, most importantly, Karl is happy and content.

Parent of student in Anderson Center’s Children’s 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.

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