The BAC is proud to collaborate with a variety of organizations in Brooklyn and beyond!
The BAC is currently collaborating with the art educators at the Guggenheim Museum to help them develop an arts program for children with special needs. The BAC has provided training to Guggenheim educators on effective techniques for teaching children with autism. As part of this pilot program, our students are enjoying visits to a world class museum, learning about pieces from the collection, and creating their own masterpieces.
GallopNYC is a non-profit organization which provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for special needs children. We are thrilled that BAC students have the opportunity to participate in their horseback riding lessons at Kensington Stables taught by a specially trained and certified riding instructor.
Saint Ann’s School
Saint Ann’s School is a private, K-12 school located just a few blocks from the BAC. Students from Saint Ann’s participate in the Brooklyn Autism Center’s Junior Instructor Training Program, where they receive training in Applied Behavior Analysis, and learn to work with our students in a supervised setting.
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
BAC students have been invited to participate in Circle Time at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. We have one student who is currently participating in this opportunity, and plan to expand it to other students as they are ready. This program allows our students to experience a school setting with typical peers in a welcoming and accommodating environment.
Saint Francis College
Saint Francis College, located just one block from the BAC, has programs in Special Education, Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis. We are pleased to assist them in training future professionals by offering field work hours, curriculum development, and guest lecturing.
Good Dog Foundation
Every week BAC students are visited by canine volunteers and their owners from the Good Dog Foundation. These friendly dogs are helping our students become more comfortable around animals. They are also helping our students learn animal care skills like walking, brushing, and playing with a dog. And most importantly, our students have a lot of fun playing with their friends Monty, Bailey, Izzy, and Lulu!