Innovative; National role model; Unique. These are just a few of the terms professionals and parents have used to describe The Adaptive Learning Center’s Preschool Inclusion Program over the past 37 years! The Adaptive Learning Center was created in 1982 as an early intervention program by Susan Tauber.  In 1998, ALC moved to a new model as research began to reveal that the best education for children with special needs is an inclusive environment.  This new model enabled […]

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When my son, Charlie, was born, we had the same hopes and dreams for him as any other young parents. Within 3 months of his birth, we learned that he had a birth defect that would affect his overall development. Today, Charlie is an adult.  He is non-verbal, uses a wheelchair and communicates only by using signs and gestures. He has never met a stranger and is extremely friendly and loving. Charlie’s two younger siblings had […]

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“My name is Allison and I used to hang out with Charlie a few years ago when I went to Centennial! I would help feed him and read to him at times during the lunch period or walk him around the school with some of the other students! I was at the Chastain Artisan Festival today where I met Lauren Merritt and saw she had some of Charlie’s books!! I vividly remember Charlie pulling out a […]

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Thank you to the Georgia Center for Non-profits for featuring inclusion in their October 2019 newsletter.   All-Inclusive ADAPTIVE LEARNING LEARNS TO ADAPT Research shows that all children benefit from a learning environment that brings together students with and without disabilities. That’s why The Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) has, for more than 20 years, matched highly skilled special education professionals with children with disabilities, providing one-one-one support so they can succeed in typical preschools, learning […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) Inclusion Award was created to recognize individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond supporting the Metro Atlanta Community with contributions and efforts to create an environment of inclusion for those individuals experiencing challenges or stressful environments. This award is not given out every year but is decided through a committee on an individual basis.   ALC supports children with special needs in typical preschool classrooms so they can […]

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We are proud to present the 2019 Adaptive Learning Center Inclusion Award to Johnny Stivers, owner of Stivers Decatur Subaru. The Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) has been the recipient of $265,065 from Stivers Decatur Subaru through the annual “Share the Love” campaign over the last 4 years. These generous contributions have allowed ALC to provide educational support to 197 children with special needs in 146 inclusive preschool classrooms throughout the metro Atlanta area.   ALC has […]

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In March 2019, The Preschool at PRUMC went all out for National Down Syndrome Day!  “GO TEAM TOMMY!” was the theme of the day. All of Tommy’s classmates celebrated their love and acceptance for Tommy by sporting “Team Tommy” shirts (teachers AND every friend in the class). After some playtime, Mrs. K led a wonderful and impactful lesson on being “different.” She brought up pairs of friends and talked about different hair color, eye color, height, […]

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Get the family out to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens this Summer. Tuesdays – 10:30 am – NoonGarden PlaytimeIntroduce your little one to the joy of nature! Hands-on learning and sensory stations will stimulate your child’s interest in the natural world. Wednesdays – 10:30 am – 11:00 amStorybook TimeListen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers. Meet in Children’s Garden Amphitheater for this free-with-Garden-admission favorite. Thursdays – 10:30 am – […]

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List of family friendly events in and around Atlanta, including ongoing sensory friendly events.  Enjoy some family fun time in Atlanta!   Spring Break 2019: Spring Break Family Fun – Atlanta Botanical Gardens April 1-5, 10am – 1pm Need an exciting family activity for Spring Break? Visit the Garden for a week of springtime fun and seasonal family activities in the Children’s Garden.   Me & Mommy Special Offer – Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium’s Me […]

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