About Brooklyn Autism Center
The Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC) is a non-profit school dedicated to providing high-quality education to individuals with autism. We believe all children are unique and individualized instruction is essential to their growth. Our overall mission is to develop the most individualized and meaningful programming to support the lives of our students and their families.
In 2006, our founders began the monumental process of establishing a school that would provide the education they believed their own son deserved. With their passion, compassion, and unrelenting energy, they built BAC into what it is today. In 2007, when we opened our doors, 1 in 110 children were being diagnosed with autism; today that number is 1 in 59 (1 in 42 boys). Since 2007, we have trained hundreds of teachers and volunteers who work within the autism community. We have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of families with our unique educational opportunities.
Our caring professionals focus on each student to enhance and foster his or her maximum potential. We feel strongly that teaching in school must be generalized to the home and community for our students to be successful, and we continually strive to provide a variety of experiences for our students. We foster an inspiring and caring learning environment in which students are nurtured by an incredibly talented educational team so they can grow as learners and citizens of the community at large.
BAC is now a leader in the field of autism education and a much sought after school. We are highly regarded for our comprehensive, scientifically validated educational and behavioral services designed to foster individual growth and personal achievement. There is a great need for appropriate programs for individuals with autism. We are very proud of the school we have created and the quality of education we've been able to maintain through slow growth.
We offer our students frequent opportunities that increase physical fitness, improve socialization, build self-esteem, introduce them to new experiences, and motivate them to succeed. In addition, BAC provides a variety of extra-curricular activities and after-school peer socialization programs for our students and their families, support for public and private schools teaching typical children skills to befriend and support individuals with autism in their community, and training for professionals going into the field of autism education.
BAC utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis conducted within a 1:1 ratio to provide our students with evidence based strategies and a highly individualized educational plan. Instructors have completed our extensive training program. A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst in New York State (LBA-NY) on staff oversees classroom activities as well as all aspects of the curriculum, ensuring the quality of our teaching and maintaining records of students' progress.
BAC is located in Downtown Brooklyn, a diverse area with a number of major academic and cultural institutions.
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