Mission: Anderson center services is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality programs possible for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Equally important is our commitment to maintain an ongoing fully integrated support network for their families and guardians. We as an organization will always strive to provide an enriched and positive climate filled with educational, cultural and recreational activities designed to foster continuous growth independence, and social interaction. We are dedicated to being a results oriented forerunner of agencies by offering the most current state of the art program opportunities.
Programs: The largest program provided by acs is individual residential alternative. This program provides room and board to 101 adults, 21 years of age and older, with autism and other developmental disabilities . The program operates 365 days a year, providing medical, clinical and direct support services in a 24 hour a day atmosphere. The program is certified by the nys office for people with developmental disabilities. This unique program supports and promotes the successes of anderson's adults in homes, located in communities close to the center's main campus. Based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (aba) and positive behavioral supports, the program is aimed at development in the areas of communications, daily living skills, leisure time activities and more.
the second largest program provided by acs is the assistive supports program. The program is certified by the nys office for people with developmental disabilities. In the assistive supports program, acs provides assistance and training to individuals in order to enhance the independence of the individual.
see schedule othe third largest program provided by acs is day habilitation for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The program is a 12 month program, operating 5 days a week for 6 hours per day. The program provides instructional, clinical and related services to 65 adults in a classroom setting. The program is certified by the nys office for people with developmental disabilities. Through adult day habilitation program also known as life long learning, adults with autism are presented with a wide array of invaluable educational, social, vocational and life skill opportunities. These foster individual independence and productivity while enhancing each person's overall quality of life. We offer a seamless program coordinated with an individual's home environment. Services are delivered according to the individual's preferences and choices. Day habilitation strives to offer opportunities of community involvement through volunteer programs as well as offering activities for the promotion of an individual's self esteem and overall well-being. Some volunteer programs are offered and include participation in the care of animals, visiting community nursing homes and hospitals. Our adults enjoy many activities including swimming, bowling, roller-skating and horseback riding.
medicaid service coordination, family support services and school district consulting services