This is an amazing story about one of our students, Alice. Alice learned to walk at ALC with Ms. Regena and is pretty much nonverbal.  This story is why inclusion is so important with 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 these notes from the teachers last night. Amazing! ~ Charles Schoen, Executive Director, The Adaptive Learning […]

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“I believe without The Adaptive Learning Center’s intervention those students would not have been in a regular education classroom and be successful.” ~ Michele Brown, Teacher, Our House Damari had very aggressive behaviors and Mr. Scott worked tirelessly with us to help him apply non-violent strategies to solve problems with other students or teachers.  His behavior issues were very extreme. Academic progress for him was minimal because Mr. Scott and I had to focus so […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center (ALC) provides one-of-a-kind Inclusion Education to children with unique educational needs. Our students receive focused, individualized care from specially trained Inclusion Specialists who bring the Inclusion model into our partner preschools. This model is specifically target towards children who might otherwise not be able to attend traditional schools or benefit from early education like their peers. By contributing to The Adaptive Learning Center, you are giving these kids something invaluable: the […]

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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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