ALPINE LEARNING GROUP INC

Rating: 5 stars   51 reviews

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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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201612-7800 X 18
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Rating: 5 stars  

A colleague where I work has a child who attends the Alpine Learning Group. When I heard about the program and how each child was cared for by ALG on an almost one to one basis all year long, I was touched by the obvious level of commitment the staff and parents have toward meeting the needs of the children who are in the program. When I heard about the costs associated with providing this level of care, I immediately came up with an idea for a fundraising event I could help pull together. After suggesting the idea, the leadership at ALG took the ball and ran with it. We ultimately threw an amazing authentic Kansas City style barbeque that raised a significant amount of money for the school. I'm glad i was able to help and I was glad I chose ALG to support. Since I only do 1 or 2 events a year for charity, I have to carefully select the cause I want to help. After working with the staff at ALG, the parents and volunteers and after spending some time with the kids during the event, I left not only feeling really good about donating my time and but I also felt welcomed as a new meber of the ALG family.

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

While at the fundraiser, I saw how each child with a special need was given the individual attention, love and care they needed during the event. It showed me the devotion each person involved with the school has for doing whatever necessary for the kids in the program.

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

Do my best to expand to be able to accept more children into the program.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

A colleague at work shared with me information about the school and what they strive to achieve for each student. Along with learning about the goals and objectives of ALG, I also was informed of the enormous cost that goes along with that level of care. This prompted me to suggest holding a fundraiser where I would cook for the event.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I normally donate my services once or twice a year and I thought this was a great cause. The school took my idea and ran with it and I ultimatley followed their lead on timing and everything else associated with pulling off a successful event.

What would you tell others about this organization?

I already have. Having seen the devotion, commitment and love from the Alpine team, you can't help get caught up in wanting to help and to be part of something that truly has an impact. It's impossible not to share your experience after being involved.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 4 year old son started Alpine Learning Group a little over a year ago and is making some remarkable strides in his learning. We are beginning to see some meaningful language emerge, which is remarkable to us since early on a few professionals (not associated with Alpine) told my husband and I that he may never speak at all! Alpine is changing not only our sons life but our daughters as well. She is 11 years old and has become a peer mentor at Alpine. In addition to mentoring, my daughter has formed a true friendship with the remarkable young lady she began mentoring last year. They see each other outside of school, text, shop, etc. just as she does with her other friends. This special relationship has shaped who my daughter has become with all of her friends. She has learned compassion, empathy and patience which have all made her a better person and friend. She is also running programs with her little brother during the home consultation program, where our sons teacher comes to our home biweekly and works on behaviors and skills we need help with. This teacher is amazingly patient and skilled at involving my daughter in my sons learning and making her feel as crucial as she truly is! In addition, through the Outreach department at Alpine we have teachers come to our home for ten hours a week to work with our son. These women are true professionals with the biggest hearts I've ever had the pleasure to know. It's incredible how the entire staff at Alpine takes these threads of my sons program and weave them into the most comprehensive learning program with the most amazing results! My son is growing in leaps and bounds because he is a student at Alpine and because the staff at Alpine educate the whole family on how best to help our son in every setting, with every skill and it's all done with respect and love. A parent couldn't ask for anything more!

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 started Alpine just two days after his third birthday, it was a dream come true! For a family with an Autistic child, being invited to attend Alpine is like winning the lottery. Alpine addresses the whole child, as well as the family. Our son's teacher makes a weekly home visit to set up programs and goals to improve our son's behavior and skill set as well as improve the quality of life for our whole family. The entire staff as a group are the warmest, most loving people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. When I drop off my precious boy at Alpine every morning, I know he will not just receive the therapeutic education that is vital for his progress but he is cared for and loved by wonderful people! When I pick him up at the end of the day, I see an enormous smile on an exhausted face...What more could a Mother ask for? In the two short months our son has been a student there, he has learned how to ride a tricycle, use a computer mouse and eat pizza with his hands to name only a few of his many new skills. I know that whatever potential is inside of my son will be realized as a result of being a part of the Alpine 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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Alpine Learning Group is a highly acclaimed educational institution for learners with autism located in Paramus, New Jersey. Alpine’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. Dr. Bridget Taylor, the Director of Alpine, is a visionary who a few years ago formulated Alpine’s newest and boldest project, which is the creation of an adult learning program complete with an on-site campus and jobs program. Alpine's provision of superior educational services to all learners with autism, combined with its planned erection of a high quality campus for adult-focused educational, work and recreational programming, serve to make it one of the premier institutions in the autism education services community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

There is no doubt in my mind Alpine Learning Group has staved off Autism in my son. When he was just 1.5 years old, my son was diagnosed. At that time, he wasn't making eye contact, smiling (without being tickled), speaking, responding to any language of any kind, and was beginning repetitive and isolating behavior. Alpine is no doubt the world's leading authority in the only scientifically proven method of autism treatment - ABA. Their staff is dedicated to the field. They are the smartest, most caring, most professional people I have ever met. I truly believe they are one of God's gifts to me. I credit them with saving my son. In less than one year, all of the early signs disappeared. There are a few signs that he may be different - he likes numbers and he is not able to speak as well as other children, - but these symptoms does not make him stand out. In face, he approaches and enjoys the company of other children. People do not believe me when I tell them about his diagnosis. I hardly believe it myself , and that is because of Alpine.

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

The progress of my child.

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

None.

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

How did you find this group?

It was recommended to me by my child's doctors.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

The committment to giving back if ever I am lucky enough to do so.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 4 year old son has just started his 2nd year of school at Alpine & we have seen wonderful changes & progress over the past year. The staff is super & really helpful. Any issue we have they are there to help get us through.

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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

My son attends Alpine Learning Group & we couldnt be happier with the services they provide. They provide an amazing environment & he is learning better then ever. We have seen improvements day after day & they are helping our entire family. I couldnt ask for a better placement.

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

Seeing the day to day improvements in my sons life & skills

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

Wish they could serve more children & adults

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Rating: 5 stars  

In the five years since our son was born our family has experienced two life changing moments. The first was when we found out he had autism. The second was when he was accepted into Alpine Learning Group. Our son has blossomed thanks to the intensive, individualized instruction he has received at this school. The instructors and staff are tremendous, going above and beyond every day to help each learner reach their true potential. Alpine Learning Group will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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

Alpine Learning Group is at the pinnacle of autism research and effective teaching practices for learners with autism. Their staff are knowledgeable and put students first above all else. The Alpine organization contains some of the most highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, and with Bridget Taylor and Kate Cerino Britton (along with a fantastic home services staff) overseeing the development of the school, the organization will only evolve further into a beacon of light for anyone who has an individual with autism in their lives.

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  

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I volunteered at Alpine Learning Group's summer program in 2010 and 2011. During this time, I observed in the classrooms, did prep work and was trained on various teaching techniques. Further, I attended a staff development week.
It was a great experience to be part of this professional, enthusiastic and friendly team of teachers. I wish every child with autism could receive an education like this!
I want to work with individuals with autism after I graduate from medical school. During my volunteer assignment I was able to learn from the best in this field. Not only did I learn a lot, I also had so much fun. I greatly appreciate that Dr. Bridget Taylor and her team provided me with this opportunity. I couldn't think of a better place to volunteer during my summer break!

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

It was great to see how the learners made progress and became more independent every day.

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

none

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

Being incharge of the dental program here at Alpine Learning Group, I am amazed at our students at how well they cooperate and succeed in a dental visit. The staff is wonderful preparing them for a dental visit. I have watched several students who were more adverse for any dental procedure (could not even open their mouth) to full cooperation with no problem. I recommend the staff and especially the students for their great accomplishment!

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

their success stories.

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

not change a thing!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Our grandson attends ALG. He's only been there a few months and the things he has learned are astounding. We are sure that attending ALG will give him the skills and lessons he will need to have a fulfilling and satisfying life. We are blessed that he is where he should be. He turns our life around with his amount of learning, his smiles and his love.

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