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Alpine Learning Group Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Special Education

Mission: Alpine Learning Group transforms the lives of individuals with autism and their families by providing innovative, comprehensive and scientifically-validated services across the lifespan. "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. In 2016, Alpine Learning Group opened the doors to the new Ely Center for Adult Learning, a 13,000 square foot, state of the art facility dedicated to providing community-based supported employment and on-going education for adults with autism. Alpine Learning Group now offers diagnostic evaluations and short-term behavior interventions, along with a wide array of clinical services to meet the growing needs of the autism community. In the fall of 2017, Alpine launched its Business Academy - a New Jersey Department of Education approved transition program for ages 18-21, which focuses heavily on job sampling and placement.

Target demographics: Children and adults with autism.

Programs: Our programs include: - School Program - Clinical Services - Adult Program - Social Skills Groups - Transition Services Visit our website for more information.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Alpine Learning Group's services are unparalleled. Their dedication to one on one training for all students and their involvement with the families shows their true dedication to helping those with Autism. The school's constant growth and outreach in the community serving young children in the outreach program all the way through adults is amazing. All the funds raised are always going directly to enhancing things for the students - the buildings, the property, the supplies, training for teachers and more. I always feel confident that each dollar I've donated is really helping a child.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Alpine Learning Group is an amazing organization that has served the autism community for over 20 years. I am proud to support the students, families, staff and volunteers of Alpine because without the bravery and commitment of the founders and the tenacity of the teachers, children with autism would have very few options. They led the way when noone else would and provided the foundation for schools here in the US as well as helping to establish programs in Italy, Kosovo and Canada. The leadership of Alpine Learning Group in the field of autism education has impacted the lives of hundreds of families who are in need of guidance as they face the daily and life long challenges of autism. My favorite story was told to me by a parent who overheard someone saying that children with autism can't learn to ride a bike. Her response was "Well they are riding bikes at Alpine." Nothing is impossible for children and adults with autism, because at Alpine, they have the knowledge, expertise, tools and heart to make the impossible, possible.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a new donor to Alpine Learning Group. I am in awe of the dedication of the founders, the board members, the parents, and the fantastic staff who educate the Alpine learners, with passion, commitment, humor, patience and love. It is simply amazing to see and I feel extremely privileged to be part of it.