New Beginnings serves students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities ages 3-21. Drawing on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, New Beginnings utilizes a collaborative approach across multiple disciplines to address the needs of the whole child. With the support of related service personnel including speech and language, occupational and physical therapy, as well as, board certified behavior analysts, the classroom teams support one another in order to customize an approach for the individual student. To help tailor the learning experience across the lifespan, emphasis is placed in the following areas: language development, academics, self-help skills, social and emotional learning, motor and sensory deficits, and positive behavioral supports. Each student’s team uses observations, assessments and data driven decision making to address the needs and approach. High School students get to experience the variety of transition services provided at the Gramon Family of Schools including over ten on-site vocational job sites and more than twenty-five community job sites. Vocational training and Structured Learning Experiences (SLE) paired with community-based learning open our students up to a learning experience without walls. New Beginnings is a Middle States accredited organization that stays abreast of current research in the field and strives to always incorporate best practices in education.
SUPERVISOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION