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“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.” – Elbert Hubbard
The Children’s Center is a full service non-profit corporation (501-c-3) offering comprehensive educational, therapeutic, and habilitative programs for children and adults.
The Center’s unique full service approach offers families of children with autism and related disabilities a variety of programs year round. These services are individualized to meet the changing needs of children and families across the valley.
We are “The only Arizona School Based Certified Provider of UCLA’s PEERS® social skills intervention training.”
Watch Executive Director, Kent Rideout, as he talks about The Children’s Center’s unique approach to student success on Sonoran Living.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS & SUPPORT
The Children’s Center staff utilizes PBIS techniques to help maintain positive behavior, learn new skills, and improve on existing skills within the classroom and community.
EVIDENCE BASED CURRICULUM
The Children’s Center utilizes evidence based curriculum including Unique (a research based curriculum designed for children with special needs to access the general education curriculum), spectrum, and a number of research based computer activities including Reading A-Z, Raz Kids, and Starfall.
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
The Children’s Center uses ABA, a scientific approach to modify behaviors based on learning principles. It is used continuously to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior. Data is collected to exhibit in picture form the progress a student is making over time.
The PEERS Curriculum for School Based Professionals developed by Elizabeth Laugeson from UCLA is clinically proven program, which significantly improves social skills and social interactions among teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Occupational Therapy is available for students who require these needs. OT services are woven into daily programming and are highly individualized to fit the specific needs of your student.
Sensory Integration techniques are highly individualized for each student. SI is a critical piece to the learning process. SI helps to manage the much needed sensory input that the students require.
Speech Therapy services are available for those who require the need for such services. Like OT, Speech Therapy is woven within the daily programming.
Differentiated Instruction techniques are utilized in daily educational programming to accommodate the diversity within the classroom. Differentiated Instruction is a key component to assist in the development and learning needs of all our students.
COMMUNITY BASED INSTRUCTION
Community Based Instruction is a program that takes high school aged students into the community, where we work on numerous social, life, and functional educational skills.
STRUCTURED TEACHING MODEL
Each classroom utilizes STM programming to assist with independence, structure, and the learning of new skills to name a few.
Your financial support can make the dreams of many become a reality.
Your generosity makes a difference to the lives of many children. The Children’s Center is also happy to receive other kinds of support such as donations of services (repair, maintenance, printing, etc.), equipment (garden, therapy, recreation), office supplies, etc. And of course your donation of time as a volunteer for our fundraising committee and/or fundraising events throughout the year would be warmly welcomed.
Contributions can be made by Check or Credit Card.
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To donate by check, please call Michelle Lythgoe @ (623) 915-0345 – ext. 203 email us.
If you would like to volunteer at The Children’s Center contact us.
Empowerment Scholarship Services (ESA) is a publicly funded education savings-account program administered by the Arizona Department of education. Find out if your child qualifies for an ESA.
After school program for individuals receiving DDD services (DTT: Day Treatment Training).
We provide sensory based activities, communication, cognitive, and behavioral training!
Summer day camp for children with autism and related disorders. Habilitation and respite before and after summer camp. Space is limited.
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5430 West Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301