About Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism
A commitment to bring motivated professionals, fresh ideas and research-based treatment to a population of students with a growing voice
The Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism is a non-public school which is committed to helping children reach their highest potential. It is our goal to assist students to increase academic focus and build upon strengths while minimizing challenges. We at AACA understand that research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders is ongoing and hope that we will have answers soon. However; while we wait for those answers, as parents and educators our primary focus must be on what can be done now to assist this rapidly increasing population of students to achieve academic and social success.
AACA has a systemic approach to education and treatment. We believe that in order for a person to achieve their highest level of functioning that we need to acknowledge the fact that they come from a family, attend a school, and live in a community. If we do not educate and support the various systems so that they can be proactive in the accommodation of each and every child then we do not set the child up for achieving complete success.
AACA provides an academic solution for children facing developmental challenges, which incorporates individualized treatment programs geared toward the advancement of each child. We realize that no two children sharing the same diagnosis will respond equally to the same exact educational program, course of treatment or approach to remediation. Additionally, we are aware that transition is extremely difficult for most children facing these types of challenges. Therefore, we have determined that it is necessary for the best results to make available different types of treatment options so that each child's specific needs can be addressed.