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ANDERSON CENTER SERVICES, INC

  • Staatsburg, NY
  • andersonschool.org

Mission Statement

The Anderson Educational Center -Anderson School welcomes children ages 5-21 years old who have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities. Our programs are designed to meet the unique educational, social, emotional and communicative needs of these children. We offer a year round day and residential program. Our children exhibit a wide range of functional levels, skills and abilities, often with moderate to severe learning, communicative and behavioral disorders. Our educational curriculum is specially written to address the diverse needs of our children while challenging each student to the limits of his or her own abilities. This curriculum is reflective of the New York State Standards and Alternate Performance Indicators for students with severe disabilities. Additionally, the curriculum design incorporates teaching activities across the home, school and community settings. All educational methods and instructional strategies are research based and tailored to address the unique learning style and developmental level of each child. Instruction is provided in a 6:1:2 setting. Our goal is to teach the educational, communicative, and social skills necessary for our students to reintegrate into their home school system or a lesser restrictive setting. Impediments to learning are often experienced by our children with behavioral and or communicative disabilities. Our agency is committed to the use of Positive Behavioral Supports, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and a total communication approach individualized to address each child's unique personality. The program also strongly encourages individual student achievement in non-academic areas. Therefore, an array of special services is offered to augment the educational experience. Examples include: Anderson School chorus, band, adaptive and traditional physical education, team sports, art and cultural programs and extensive after school programs.Transition Services Recognizing the need to individualize transition services to best meet the requirements of each individual student, Anderson School formed its own Transition Department. This multifaceted service is available for students ages twelve through twenty-one. Positive group and individual work behavior is the focus throughout the program. Two state of the art Life Skill Training rooms are the setting for instruction in cooking, laundry, woodworking and horticulture skills. A business training center with computer tutorials and a copy center offer real life job training opportunities. In-school and on-campus jobs are available to train and develop positive work skills, attitudes and behaviors. Community opportunities will include both volunteer and paid work experiences. The transition process may also include linkage and referral to outside agencies such as VESID or BOCES.

ruling year

1989

Principal Officer

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Mr Neil Pollack

Keywords

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autism, developmental disabilities, residential, residential facilities, Advance Behavioral Analyses,

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Also Known As

Anderson Center Services

EIN

22-2923873

 Number

5552266875

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Autism (H84)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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AEF serves over 185 children and adults 24 hours a day 365 days a year with a staff of 450+ and 75+ Volunteers. Children's Residential Services Our children reside in on-campus housing with peers of the same chronological age range and compatibility. Each residence is unique in its design and houses between six and twelve children. After School Programs The after school program provides an array of enrichment activities designed to challenge Anderson School students to reach beyond the scope of classroom learning. Adult Residential Services The Anderson School residential program is committed to delivering only the highest quality services to adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. The program provides residential habilitation services to individuals in small Individual Residential Alternatives. Adult Day Habilitation The Anderson School day habilitation program offers a wide array of educational, social, vocational and life skill opportunities Health Care Services The Anderson School Medical/Nursing Department is responsible for nursing practice directed toward assuring the highest quality of health care. With a nursing director, consulting pediatricians, a large nursing staff and consulting psychiatrist, the department delivers a proactive, holistic approach to each individual served. Nursing services are provided 24 hours per day. The Anderson School clinical department provides counseling services, crisis intervention, and treatment team consultation designed to address the unique social, emotional, and behavioral needs of our children and adults. Technology -The impact of technology touches each of our lives with increasing regularity every day. Anderson School provides for the use of technology to streamline office services, enhance communications throughout the agency and offer people we serve state of the art opportunities for learning and participating. We believe technology will continue to positively impact our ability to positively deliver services. Anderson School is dedicated to introducing and maintaining technology for our students and our administrative staff. Related Services Speech-language services are tailored to the individual needs of our students. Students learn the power of communication by participating, and are supported as they develop communicative competence. Targeted skills can include developing picture symbol and augmentative communication techniques, manual sign language, verbal skills, social skills, etc. Regardless of functioning level, or the communication modality that a student uses, our approach is individualized to best develop success in communication. ABA program The educational program at Anderson School continues to evolve to address the individual needs of our students. Related Services OT/PT Anderson School has a dedicated clinical staff of occupational (OT) and physical (PT) therapists to improve the students' functioning within the school and residential environments. The team is comprised of three full-time COTA's and part-time OTR and PT. The OT's holistic view of the student address sensory, fine motor, interpersonal, cognitive and invironmental factors that impact the individual's ability to function in areas of school and work, play/leisure and self-care.

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ANDERSON CENTER SERVICES INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Principal Officer

Mr Neil Pollack

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