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School and Day Program Consultation

We provide school districts and other service providers a range of consultation services that include individual consultation, training, program design, problem solving, and professional development. All consultants work closely with families, team members, and faculty to provide hands-on training, support, and feedback. Our focus is to support the needs of classroom and agency staff and individual students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disabilities. Services include:

  • Classroom/Program Based Behavioral and Instructional Support
    • Behavior and Instructional support and training
    • Instructional methods
    • Shadowing and graduated guidance
    • Reinforcement systems
    • Space planning, organization, and materials management
    • Scheduling and visual supports
    • Data collection systems
  • Individualized/Student Specific Behavioral Consultation and Instruction
    • Individual behavioral assessment
    • Support and training addressing challenging behaviors
    • Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Plan development
    • Behavioral skills assessment
    • Utilization of ABA techniques in teaching
    • Data collection and review

New York State Education Department (NYSED) Approved Training in the Needs of Students with Autism

In response to the growing number of children being diagnosed with autism, education law requires training in Autism Spectrum Disorder for the following professionals:

  • School administrators and supervisors
  • Newly assigned administrators
  • Special education personnel
  • Training is also available to parents and professionals interested in learning about ASD

Course Overview

  • Overview of ASD including etiology, prevalence, and characteristics
  • Evidence based instructional methods and interventions
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Cross disciplinary communication and collaboration
  • Communication, social skills, executive functioning, sensory difficulties, and behavior characteristics


Available for those seeking specified evaluation or assessments in the following areas:

  • Speech/Language
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Sensory Processing
    • Oral Motor Evaluations
  • Behavioral
    • Functional Behavior Assessment
    • Psychological Assessment

Making the decision to let our 10 year old live away from home was extremely hard, but we knew it was the best thing we could do for him. We saw the very positive changes in him over the previous few months he had spent in Anderson’s day program and we truly understood that they could provide the level of structure and continuity that is so crucial for children with autism, something that we could not achieve at home.

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.

Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

Anderson Center for Autism as a world-class provider and leader


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