One in five people has a learning disability and autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.  Click here to learn more. Early diagnosis is crucial in terms of a child’s learning capacity and the ability to advance to a typical Kindergarten class. ALC’s screening process helps parents make sense of the child’s behaviors and challenges, guides intervention, helps identify critical support needs and ensures a child’s needs can be met in […]

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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 35 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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For children with special needs, an inclusive preschool program provides belonging, acceptance and developmentally appropriate practices.  By not self-containing a special needs child, especially at this early age, it enables them to learn typical development skills directly from teachers and classmates.  And in turn, their classmates also understand that differences does not mean different. Some of our Preschool Inclusion Program participants have been diagnosed Cerebral Palsy.  The Adaptive Learning Center is working to bring awareness […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center posted an article on our facebook page, “Looking Beyond the Autism Label.”  Executive Director, Charles Schoen, wanted to share his comments and help bring awareness to this issue in our community.  After reading this article, it hit home why ALC is so important to the community in Atlanta. It is so important for people to understand that time is the enemy of Autism. It happens that professionals can be wrong in […]

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The Adaptive Learning Center enables children with special needs to learn, play and grow with other students in preschool classrooms. We are the only organization in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education teachers. Our partnerships with some of Atlanta’s finest preschools enable children to learn and play alongside their peers in a warm and caring environment. In classes with 90 percent or more […]

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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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