GallopNYC is a non-profit organization which provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for special needs children. During the Fall and Spring months, the Brooklyn Autism Center visits their stables in Kensington, NY on a weekly basis to participate in their horseback riding lessons taught by a specially trained and certified riding instructor. Check out our photo gallery of our field trips to Gallop!
Theatre Development Fund (TDF)
TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) affords people with autism and their families and caretakers an opportunity to experience Broadway shows in a supportive and judgment-free environment. With slight modifications to sound and lighting, reduced ticket prices, and autism specialist staffing at each autism-friendly performance, TDF has pioneered the way for this under-served population.
Shake Shack strives to be the best employers and citizens of each neighborhood they call home. The Brooklyn Autism Center is the chosen charitable partner for the Downtown Brooklyn location which means they donate 5% of sales of their year-round 'concrete shake' to our school. However, they do so much more than give money. Their staff regularly visits our school and students, learning about autism and helping us spread awareness. In addition, 4 of BAC's students are currently interning throught the work week. We love that Shake Shack encourages their employees to get involved in causes in their community via their Shack Gives Back volunteer program and thank them for choosing our school!
The Rite Aid Foundation developed KidCents as a way to do even more to help the kids in the communities they serve. By participating in KidCents, wellness+ with Plenti members can round up every purchase to the nearest dollar. As an official KidCents charity, the Brooklyn Autism Center benefifts from every purchase. Enroll now and designate us as your charity of choice!
The Brooklyn Autism Center is thrilled to be a partner of the Fairway Market Community Partners program. With every dollar spent at Fairway Market, more than 3% in cash of total purchases gets donated back to our school. Bring the power of shopping to our school by making a difference every time you shop at Fairway. Ask us for a card!
CMA Art Program
The Brooklyn Autism Center collaborates with the art educators at CMA to develop a custom art program for our children. Their teaching artists work with our school to tailor each art-making lesson to best meet our specific needs. CMA staff members visit our school and our kids visit their museum bi-monthly. We work on projects incorporating a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting, collage and clay making, stop-motion, etc. These classes also use art to build social skills and encourage collaboration. We absolutely love the art educators at CMA!