Through the support of Stivers Decatur Subaru, The Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) has been able to expand to another preschool serving children with special needs. ALC is partnering with Frazer Center, a Druid Hills nonprofit which serves 185 children with and without disabilities in an inclusive early education program. Frazer Center has been exploring enhancements to its services for children with special needs and professional development to expand the skill set of teachers working in […]

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As you may already know, this year has marked a significant anniversary for The Adaptive Learning Center. Since 1982, we have been the only program in Georgia that enables children with special needs to attend preschool with their typical peers. These past 35 years have been filled with significant milestones and it is my great pleasure to share some of the highlights of this past school year with you! We finished the year strong with 47 […]

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As we head into Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th – 12th) and National Appreciation Day (May 9th), The Adaptive Learning Center would like to take the chance to thank each and every one of our Inclusion Specialists.  Our preschool inclusion program would not be possible without these individuals working together to help all of the children in our program. Please take a moment this week to personal thank our staff, the teachers in our preschool […]

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Take your kids on an adventure with “Charlie Goes to Waffle House” & help send children with special needs to Preschool!   The Adaptive Learning Center is partnering with almost 1500 Waffle House restaurants across the region to raise awareness about inclusion in our community!  Stop by your local waffle house for a warm meal and order your own copy of the Adventures with Charlie Series at www.alckids.org/charlie. ALC’s Executive Director and Author of Adventures with Charlie, Charles […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) celebrated its 35th anniversary with over 150 friends who support the important work that ALC does for the Atlanta community! A Night Among the Stars, took place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Atlanta History Center. Guests enjoyed a lively evening of dancing, a delicious meal prepared by Soiree Catering and mingling with friends.  Anne Park and Matt Hopkins accepted the ALC Inclusion Award, on behalf of Peter’s Pals, the group […]

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1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Learn more. Schools play a vital role in evaluating and serving children with ASD, according to a study from the CDC.  The percentage of children identified with ASD was highest in all communities combined where both health and special education records were reviewed compared to all communities combined where only health […]

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March 25, 2017 is National Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Day and ALC is doing our part to spread the word! FACT: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood according to the CDC. (Link – http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/cp/data.html) According to the United Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral palsy is a broad diagnostic term used to describe a problem with movement and posture, due to damage or abnormalities in the brain that makes certain activities difficult. It […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center is joining together with Down Syndrome International, as well as other organizations worldwide, to raise awareness for Down Syndrome and the importance of inclusive environments. ALC believes inclusion for all children with special needs not only benefits the child, but the entire community. When children with Down syndrome and other disabilities are given opportunities to participate, all children benefit from this shared environment of friendship, acceptance and respect for everyone and […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center is honored to be selected as the Hometown Charity for Stivers Decatur Subaru for the second year in a row. The funds raised through this remarkable event go directly to help support Special-Education teachers and programs which include children with special needs in preschool classrooms with their typically developing peers. While this is a direct benefit to the children with special needs, there is an even greater benefit to the whole […]

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This is an amazing story about one of our students. Alice is six years old, learned to walk at ALC with Ms. Regena and is pretty much nonverbal.  This story is why inclusion is so important with the typical kids. It’s not just a stunt or an angle to make everyone feel good. It is a part of the Magic of ALC.   Read the notes below from Alice’s teachers.  This is truely amazing! ~ Charles Schoen, […]

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