Autism Resource Links

Educational Programs for Young Adults (back to link categories)

Alpine Learning Group (ALG)
One of the nation's first behavioral-based school programs to serve children, young adults, and adults with Autism that provides learners and their families comprehensive, scientifically-validated educational and behavioral services designed to foster individual growth and personal achievement. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded a vocational training manual created by ALG and has collaborated with the ALG on numerous endeavors relating to young adults and adults.

Anderson Center for Autism
Anderson Center for Autism, a not for profit organization with a residential facility located in Staatsburg, NY, offers year round day and residential programs to children and adults who have been diagnosed on the Autism.

Boston Higashi School, Inc.
The mission of the Boston Higashi School, Inc. is to help children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn to reach their full potential through the application of the methodology of Daily Life Therapy®, a unique educational philosophy, developed by the late Dr. Kiyo Kitahara of Tokyo, Japan.

The Children's Institute
TCI is a private, non-profit New Jersey State Board of Education approved elementary, middle and secondary school for students ages 3 to 21. Students referred are diagnosed and/or classified with communication, learning and behavioral challenges that are common with individuals with Autism.

The Children's Annex
The Children's Annex is a private, not-for-profit educational program designed for students with special needs such as Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle funded the production of an instructional DVD entitled, The Asperger's Difference: A film for and about young people with AS.

Durand Academy and Community Services
Durand Academy and Community Services offer a day school program called Durand Academy, group homes for individuals with special needs, adult training services, and family support, including respite services along with other opportunities to individuals with pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism, and several other developmental and learning challenges. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided the funding for an after-school life skills/community based program for young adults with Asperger Syndrome and the development of a curriculum that can be used by other programs throughout the United States.

ECLC of New Jersey, Inc.
ECLC of New Jersey, an accredited nonprofit school, provides special education for children ages 5 thru 21. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation grant helped provide the start-up funding for the new adult day program.

Education Partnership for Instructing Children (EPIC)
A non-profit school dedicated to providing educational services for individuals with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) using highly effective, scientifically documented method of applied behavior analysis to teach new skills and increase independence. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided funding for the development of a vocational training program for the young adults at EPIC.

The Elija School
The Elija School is a private, non-profit school for children and young adults diagnosed Autism that provides an individualized full day 12-month program.

Garden Academy
Garden Academy uses scientific, data-based and accountable interventions to provide an individualized education to students with Autism so that they may lead lives of the greatest possible independence.

Gersh Academy
Their “I Am I Can Program” is a program that uses a cognitive behavioral approach, allowing students with developmental challenges including Autism to better understand their neurobiological limitations and how to self-manage and regulate their symptoms.

The Gillen Brewer School
Gillen Brewer is one of the few schools in New York that specializes in educating children with challenging, and often multiple disabilities including language-based and non-verbal learning challenges such as those with Autism. Danny Fiddle was the first student at the Gillen Brewer School.

The Glenholme School
The Glenholme School is a specialized boarding school that provides a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls ages 10 to 18.

The Help Group
The Help Group's seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,300 students with Autism.

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kennedy Krieger school, is a nationally recognized “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence”, and is a leader in providing model programs of innovative education for children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning, emotional, physical, neurological, and developmental challenges including Autism.

May Institute
Provides comprehensive, research-validated services to children and adults with Autism, brain injury, mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), and behavioral healthcare needs.

Nashoba Learning Group, Inc.
Nashoba Learning Group (NLG) is a non-profit educational organization committed to helping children and their families in the fight against Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided a grant to the organization to open a new state of the art facility that includes a Laundry Skills Training classroom to be used for vocational training, life skills, and job skills enhancement.

Nassau Suffolk Autism Services
NSAA is an educational program that offers treatment and training programs for individuals with ASD and the professionals who serve them.  The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation has provided funding for NSAA to develop recreational and vocational programs for their young adults in preparation for participation in community life.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings' mission is to teach students with Autism to function successfully in the schools and jobs in their communities as independently as possible; over the years they have evolved carefully structured education, training, support and services to achieve this end.

The New England Center for Children
The New England Center for Children (NECC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide state-of-the-art education and individualized treatment, with care and with respect, for children with Autism and other related challenges. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded the development of a student council program that included a student-generated newsletter as well as a recreational program for young adults at NECC.

The Phoenix Center
The Phoenix Center is a private non-profit school located in Nutley, New Jersey that provides state-approved educational and therapeutic services to children ages 5 through 21 with Autism, multiple developmental challenges, and behavioral challenges. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation helped The Phoenix Center develop a bowling recreation program for young adults as well as family bowling nights so that skills can be reinforced.  DJF also funded this program.

Princeton Child Development Institute
A private, nonprofit program offering a broad spectrum of science-based services to children, youths, and adults with Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provides resources and funding for the adult residential and vocational programs at PCDI.

Reed Academy
REED Academy is a private, not-for-profit program for individuals with Autism ages 3-21 that provides an individualized full day school program with family consultation services and parent training.

The SEARCH Day Program
The SEARCH Day program, located in Ocean, NJ, is a special private school for students with Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation grant was used to expand SEARCH's Adult Activities Center (AAC) Community Based Instruction and Work Program both on-site and in the community with employment specialists.

Somerset Hills Learning Institute
As a dissemination site of Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI), a world leader in research and autism treatment, Somerset Hills Learning Institute employs a curriculum proven to teach children and young adults the functional skills they need to succeed at home, at play, at school and in the workforce. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation helped the school develop and fund a mock-hotel room used to enhance vocational training and life skills.

Victory School, Inc.
The mission of the Victory Center, Inc. is to provide education and services to individuals and families with Autism and similar disorders in a secure and stimulating learning environment that is not otherwise available in southeast Florida. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation awarded a grant towards the school's Integrated Life Skills Program to expand the life skills curriculum into a vocational training program.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Alpine Learning Group (ALG)
Anderson Center for Autism
Boston Higashi School, Inc.
The Children's Institute
The Children's Annex
Durand Academy and Community Services
ECLC of New Jersey, Inc.
Education Partnership for Instructing Children (EPIC)
The Elija School
Garden Academy
Gersh Academy
The Gillen Brewer School
The Glenholme School
The Help Group
Kennedy Krieger Institute
May Institute
Nashoba Learning Group, Inc.
New Beginnings
The Phoenix Center
Reed Academy
The SEARCH Day Program
Somerset Hills Learning Institute
Victory School, Inc.