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We share your dreams and goals.

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We Care Deeply and Our Kids Know It

We’re thrilled that you’ve found us within the tumult of the internet.  We’ve been told time and again the difficulty of finding real support outside of the school system.  We are unique in that we have been focused on special education since our inception more than 40 years ago, and we pride ourselves in our success with kids who have not previously excelled.

We were founded by Dr. Paula Cornelius-Lopez who was in charge of special & remedial education for the Pleasant Valley School District for many years.  We have steadily built upon our experience with a wide range of special needs; always improving and applying those improvements.

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Success When You Least Expect It

We have taught phonics, word recognition, core math, and communication to students who were not expected to be able to achieve any of these things.  Using new technologies, we have helped give voice to non-verbal students.  With highly tailored programs and great care, we have helped students improve their ability to interact with the world around them.  Special-needs students thrive with our motivation.

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An Additional Note Especially for the Parents of Young Children with Severe Autism

Even if you feel that you have been let down by your child’s school, other programs, or society, please come visit us because we can make a more positive difference than you can imagine.

And if you have reached us because you are worried that your child might not be “teachable” but a part of you hopes it’s possible, we may still be able to make an incredible difference.  In these extreme cases where the possibility of progress is questionable, we offer a money-back guarantee:  We’ll give it a try for a specific trial period, defined in writing as mutually acceptable to you and us, continuing only if we all agree that the time is beneficial to the child, and if in that time you wish a refund due to lack of progress, it’s yours.  Our belief is that it’s always best to try, and that credence has led to great & sometimes surprising successes

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