Interested in learning more about autism?
Brooklyn Autism Center’s community outreach program is here to help!
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability and now affects 1 in 68 of the population. The numbers are on the rise, and awareness and understanding of autism is more important than ever.
Through Brooklyn Autism Center’s community outreach program, two of our staff members will come to your school and do an interactive presentation about autism for your students. This program will include role-playing games and discussions to increase awareness and empathy for individuals with autism.
For more information or to request a visit, please contact Jana Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brooklyn Autism Center welcomes visitors from the community, including legal aid specialists, police officers, public school teachers, autism advocates, doctors, and others, who share information about their professions and learn about autism at the same time.
In addition, our students take field trips to local museums, movie theaters, recreational facilities, parks, playgrounds, and more.
Our partnership with a typical private school in the area (Hannah Senesh), enables some of our students to attend weekly classes with typical peers.
By extending instruction beyond the classroom walls and into the community, we are able to reinforce positive behavior in new and unfamiliar environments. This allows students to gain valuable, real-world experiences.
BAC provides free enrichment programs and afterschool peer socialization programs for children and their families, support for public and private schools teaching typical children skills to befriend and support children with autism in their community, and special education training for professionals going into the field of autism education.