ALPINE LEARNING GROUP INC

Rating: 5 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 777 Paramus Rd Paramus NJ 07652 USA

Mission: Alpine Learning Group's mission is to provide learners with autism and their families comprehensive, scientifically-validated educational and behavioral services designed to foster individual growth and personal achievement. "At Alpine Learning Group, our son is treated with respect and his life has dignity and purpose. His future is full of possibilities and they never cease to amaze us! "
Results: Founded in 1988, Alpine Learning Group is a renowned, ABA-based program. that has served as a model for other school programs in the country. At a time when most people thought that children with autism were hopeless, our founders believed that every individual deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. From these humble beginnings, Alpine Learning Group has become a leader in the field of autism education and is internationally renowned for its methods, research and success. We are currently working diligently to raise the funds to create the ALG Adult Learning Center. This new facility will provide community-based supported employment and on-going education for our adult graduates. Alpine's commitment to providing highly specialized and individual treatment to all of our learners is paramount. With this new program, we will be able to have a "home" for our adult education program and ensure that all of our adult graduates will continue to succeed. We will also be establishing a community resource center for the greater adult autism community.
Target demographics: Children and adults with autism.
Programs: Our programs include: - Day school - Peer modeling - inclusion and Transition - Supported structured learning experience/internship program - Parent training and Education - Early detection - Family consultation - Outreach program - Adult program - Research program - External evaluation - Mentorship and training - Social skills groups Visit our website for more information.
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EIN 22-2887044
201612-7800 X 18
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Rating: 5 stars  

The school has been a blessing to our family, it has served both my daughter and nephew. The dedication of each and every staff member to the education of our children is unparalleled. It extends way beyond the classroom, to the home, all family members, including 'typical' siblings. They pay attention to every detail, they are very receptive and open to parent's input and request. They love what they do, they love our children, and take special care to treat them as individuals, always raising the bar for them, never comprimising.
Frankly, I just run out of words to express our gratitude for all the great things they have done, and continue to do.
This is a great place, my daughter loves it, we love it, and it's hard to imagine what our lives would be like without these dedicated teachers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger, too many families with autistic children don't get the help they need.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alpine is top-notch in everything it does! From their school program to their outreach services and adult program, they provide the most state of the art evidenced-based treatment for children and adults with autism and their families. In addition to serving their learners, Alpine also serves the greater autism community through opportunities for training and research and dissemination of their technology and procedures. Simply put, Alpine is THE BEST!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alpine Learning Group is a wonderful organization that had a tremendous role in my brother's recovery from autism. After being diagnosed with autism in 1990, at age 2, Alpine's co-founder Bridget Taylor worked closely with and put a team around my brother. By age 5, the improvement was significant enough for re-evaluation and clearance for public school kindergarten. Now in our twenties, both of us enjoy volunteering and fundraising for this great non-profit school every chance we get.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alpine has had an extraordinary impact on our son's life, and that of our family's. SInce he began receiving outreach services in 2010, and has attend the school full time since last year, we have watched him grow tremendously. It's been a broad impact on his overall engagement, conduct, and speech. We can't thank Alpine enough. I can't imagine a more caring and dedicated group of professionals.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was diagnosed with autism in February 2010. We started working with Alpine Outreach in July 2010 and my son has improved tremendously. When he started with Alpine, he had severe self-injurious behaviors (which were greatly decreased in the first few months of his therapy program), had very little speech, didn't make eye contact and had a very difficulty time attending and focusing. Today, he's in a partial mainstream kindergarten and extremely talkative. The therapy Alpine provide to my son has been lifechanging.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We contacted Alpine Learning Group early last year after our son was diagnosed with Autism. He started working with the Outreach program in July 2010. A little over a year later, a child that could barely speak is not only speaking he's hard to keep quiet. And we wouldn't have it any other way. It's because of the hard work of the therapists, case manager and Outreach director that our son has made such HUGE progress.

We can never thank Alpine enough for helping us!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Year after year, Alpine Learning Group continues to set the standard for what excellence in education should be for learners with autism. Within minutes of visiting one of Alpine's classrooms, I knew the school would provide me with an exceptional training experience - not only in teaching me the fundamentals of ABA but more importantly, showing me how to be a fun, motivating and effective instructor with the learners themselves. The commitment of Dr. Taylor and her staff to providing the best possible services to the learners and the families of Alpine is evident in every thing they do and I am grateful to have been a part of such a wonderful organization. As a clinician working in the field, I have had the opportunity to see many educational programs for learners with autism and Alpine remains the best and the brightest!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been part of the Alpine Outreach program of over a year now. We are thrilled with them and the results they have given my son Connor. The team is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. I get along with the entire group and my son loves and connects with them. They are truly wonderful for this area and the Autism community!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Hi,

My son Connor Graffanino has been receiving ABA therapy for approx. 20 hours a week from Alpine Learning Group since May 2011. He was diagnosed Autistic in April 2011 at 21 months old. Connor has progressed so much from receiving therapy from them. The therapists go to the daycare center that he is at, and work with him 2 times a day. They work in the class with him and one on one sessions. They are very professional and knowledgeable about kids with this disability. Every Thursday they have clinic at the daycare to discuss future goals, and achievements. My son loves all 3 therapists that see him- Erica, Beth and Karen. He is talking and communicating much more since this began. Just this week, Erica said he has over 100 words in his vocabulary! He is learning to interact and be more social with others. They have done wonders for him and my family! I love that he is being treated from Alpine, and would recommend them to anyone!

Michelle Graffanino
Mom to a special little boy!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son has been receiving ABA therapy for 4 months now. He has shown significant improvement from Alpine Learning Group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, they are professional and talented!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an intern at Alpine Learning Group during the summer 2012 I gained knowledge and a great experience from a group of amazing teachers and staff. The time I spent as an intern at Alpine was life changing and has inspired me to follow in their footsteps to make a difference in children's lives. The energy and love the teachers had for their students made a difference everyday in the lives of the students who attend Alpine Learning Group. At Alpine the students are exposed to a great program and learning resources which Alpine offers to all their students. Any child who attends Alpine would gain an amazing learning experience from those who are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a wonderful experience working at Alpine. I volunteered under Daniele Favre-Panayotatos in Development and Fundraising. I came in with only a little experience in fundraising and development and left with so much knowledge. I felt very much a part of the Alpine family and everyone I worked with was generous and helpful. I gained a lot of knowledge and stretched myself.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a social skills instructor who has consulted in schools in five states, I can tell you that the Alpine Learning Group is one of the best programs I have seen. Under the skilful leadership of Dr. Bridget Taylor, ALG has become a highly respected school for children with autism. I have visited ALG many times, and I am continually impressed by the level of professionalism of the staff and the high standards they set for the students in their care. I consider ALG to be a model non-profit. That is why I reached out to Dr. Taylor when our newly formed non-profit was creating a recreation center for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Taylor’s willingness to share her insight and expertise helped us to successfully open our center this summer.

Terese Dana, BCaBA
Founder, TD Social Skills
President, Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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