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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