AHRC Middle/High School is a private school in Brooklyn, NYC that focuses on providing viable education alternatives for developmentally delayed adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The school has been in operation since 1949.
The school has several approaches to learning depending on a child’s individual needs. Some of the different teaching models include:
- TEACCH – Treatment and Education of Autistic and other Children with Communication Handicaps
- ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis
- PECS – Picture Exchange Communication System
- Sign language
- AAC devices/communication devices
- Dance/creative movement
- Drama & Sensory Integration Services following NYS Learning Standards
Students must be between 13 and 21 years of age to be admitted into AHRC. The school offers individualized programs and curricula and small classes with high teacher-student ratios. Counseling, parent training and parent workshops are also available.
The instructional program at AHRC Middle/High School consists of basic academics, language skills, self help, daily living skills, vocational skills and social skills.
AHRC Middle/High School has served thousands of students throughout the years and they have a strong track record and system in place to handle a student body made of up children with special needs.