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Become a member of the autism community by sponsoring this unique Hudson Valley event! On April 18th, 2020 the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY will be filled with individuals with autism, their friends and family, and members of the Hudson Valley autism community as we raise awareness about autism and raise funds to increase local resources and opportunities for people with autism. Funds raised will go directly back into the hands of Hudson Valley families, individuals living with autism and service providers, through a simple grant process overseen by a community review board.
2020 Field Day Vendors: Anderson Center For Autism Admissions Anderson Center For Autism Consulting Services Anderson Center For Autism Development Anderson Center For Autism Organic Outcomes (Growing Gift + Noteworthy)
Schedule: Vendor Set Up 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Event Begins 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Parking: Event parking will be at the Parsonage Street Entrance (Parking signs will be posted and attendants will be present to assist) Location: Track area (View Fairgrounds map here)
Thank you to our Community Field Day Sponsors!
Join Anderson Center for Autism in optimizing the Quality of Life for people with autism by committing to your sponsorship, today!
Unable to participate? Individual donations towards this community event in any denomination are welcome and appreciated! Donations and sponsorship packages can be purchased online by clicking here or by mailing a check made out to: Anderson Foundation for Autism Attn: Kelly L. Dooley 4885 Route 9/P.O. Box 367 Staatsburg, NY 12580
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
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
I’m so honored to have this opportunity, I had been looking for my calling for quite a while and I have definitely found it here at Anderson Center. I share a strong sense of trust with the students and have found a creative way to help them feel good about themselves.
Just over 30 years ago, I made the hardest decision of my life and moved my eight year old son with autism to what was then Anderson School. I knew he could benefit greatly from immersion in a program devoted to his specific needs. Of course, I’ve remained very active in his life and am thrilled that his progression over the years at Anderson Center has been amazing. The staff is made up of such special people with a unique sense of dedication to the individuals they serve. And, their expertise, dedication and hard work is rewarded every day in the difference they make in the lives of the students and adults.
Parent of individual in Anderson Center’s Adult Program
I knew a little about Anderson Center before we started the construction project there but the transition that’s taking place there and the genuine care and support the staff gives the children... that’s something to see.
Sometimes people are not accepting of someone with challenges they don’t have the patience. But that’s not the way it is at Anderson Center. I’ve gotten to know the staff so well over the years and I couldn’t rate them any higher than I do. They do a tremendous job dealing with the varied needs of individuals and I’m grateful that, as an adult, that my son can still benefit from their care.
Parent of Anderson Center student transitioning into the Adult Program
Fabulous is one word that sums up my experience at Anderson Center for Autism. I travel to two to three cities per week so I have a good sense of autism services and I’d be hard pressed to think of a center that is more comprehensive or dedicated. I am very impressed by the passion shared by Neil Pollack and the Executive Team – and the faculty is tremendous. Their creativity and vision is so evident and it manifests itself in the Center delivering what’s best for all involved. From children to adults, there’s a place for everyone at ACA.
Anderson Center responds immediately and consistently. The well trained Anderson staff understands the need for boundaries and compartmentalization. Their emphasis is always on the welfare of the client not the program, unlike some other organizations. As epidemic numbers of children with autism reach adulthood, we need forward thinkers. Anderson demonstrates a unique understanding of this aging population. It is a vital organization that is constantly growing and seeking out new resources. Their commitment to LifeLong Learning is a wonderfully evolving philosophy and one that they actually make a reality instead of just talking about it. And as a parent, I can only say I am thrilled that my child has the opportunity to be a part of it!
Parent of individual in Anderson Center’s Adult Program
Anderson Center, often silently, provides a remarkable service to the community, helping so many of those with special needs function in the often-difficult world that we live in. Their mission is endless and their legacy will be known to many for years to come. They touch the lives of children and adults through their caring efforts. We are always excited to be a part of their events and value the recognition they have given us.
Jason Page, Managing Partner, Page Park Associates
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