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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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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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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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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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!

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

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The Alpine Learning Center has an affiliation with the Dental Hygiene Program at Bergen Community College. As a faculty member, I accompany the Dental Hygiene students to Alpine and we work with their learners to teach them how to cooperate for a dental appointment. Conversely, our students learn how to work with childen who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

In the spring semester, some of the Alpine learners come to our Dental Hygiene Clinic and receive examinations, prophylaxis (cleaning), and flouride treatments from our students. It is wonderful to see them able to work together and accomplish their objectives /treatment.

In addition, it is an encouragement to hear that some of the Alpine learners have been able to go to the dentist and have their treatment completed in an office setting (as opposed to going to the operating room and having treatment under general anesthesia).

I am honored to be able to mentor and guide our students while they provide dental hygiene treatment for the Alpine learners. It is a win win situation for all involved!

 
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