We want to thank you for all that you have done for our son this year. His progress is just amazing. We could have never imagined what a great success his transition to middle school would be. He’s making friends for the first time in his life. What a gift that is! You keep him on task and accountable, always guiding him to the next achievement. His first semester report card will be all A’s and B’s. What an achievement! Your detailed daily reports back to us are invaluable in helping us to reinforce at home what you are working on at school. You go above and beyond in all that you do with our son. We are so thankful for all your efforts. You have made a lifelong difference to our son and to our whole family.
Just wanted to follow-up with you as the year comes to an end today. We are greatly thankful to you and your staff for the kind support you have offered our son over the course of the last year.
I wanted to put in a word for my Behavior Intervention Support staff, because he has been in my room for more than a year in a half so far and he has done an exceptional job at pretty much every task I have given him. He also has an excellent attitude and follow through for taking direction when I ask him to follow my classroom protocols. He is patient with the students and consistent with implementing behavior strategies. He can work with several students at once, including behaviorally challenging or cognitively challenged ones, and manage the group extremely well. He shows a lot of initiative in intervening without being asked when he sees a student displaying behaviors. He also has shown initiative in developing icons for my room as needed. He is also a team player.
He has really been a backbone in my class since he started and I really appreciate his work. I really can't speak highly enough for his performance in my room.
I'm the occupational therapist at one of the school sites you service. I wanted to let you know how exceptional your Behavior Intervention staff are to our program. They both have helped me so much. It's evident that they truly care about their students and have great integrity for their work.
I wish to express our appreciation for the work performed by the Professional Development Trainer assigned to our site as she conscientiously provided support to our two classes.
Your staff displayed an understanding of current best practices relating to working with preschoolers with autism, sensory challenges, communication challenges and developmental delays. She modeled successful strategies for the large number of paraprofessionals in our two classes and participated in staff meetings. She also led group discussions. During these discussions, she listened to the paraprofessionals, encouraged their participation and respectfully, cogently, and courageously helped them to see things from a different (more enlightened) perspective.
Your staff collaborated with the teachers and specialists, taking the time to listen and to help the group come to consensus as we established priorities and specific plans for the coming weeks.
In my thirty-four years of work in this field - both as a special education teacher and as a speech and language specialist, I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of professionals and paraprofessionals at the preschool through high school level. From her first day to her last, she proved herself to be among the most talented and conscientious of those with whom I have worked.
I'm still very honored and happy to be here, and super delighted that we have another year ahead of us! :)
Thank you for your support throughout the year and celebrating us, our big ALLEN family, at the appreciation party.
I love working for ALLEN, and I believe in the difference this company strives to make in the kids lives.
I am grateful for all the support amongst the company as a whole.
I appreciate all the support I have received this school year.
Aldebaran Robotics launched the ASK NAO initiative to assist teachers in their classrooms and help children with autism in reaching new levels of greatness through robotics. The initiative was formed by customizing NAO, a humanoid robot, with a number of behavioral applications to foster the development of social and learning skills in children with special needs. To help ease the integration of NAO into classrooms Aldebaran Robotics created a user-friendly application manager and online interface to support teachers and answer their core special education teaching needs as well as take care of day-to-day tasks.
We have a vision of bringing technology directly into Autism Specific Classrooms. We are ecstatic to share the arrival of our newly sponsored robot NAO. We are still hoping to get funding for Milo, a humanoid robot developed by RoboKind as a part of their Robots4Autism program, whose efforts are fast becoming crucial in the field of education for persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Please join us for our upcoming Bocce Ball Tournament as we raise funds to bring NAO and MILO into Autism Specific Classrooms.
The Robots4Autism program targets the known challenges that people with ASD face with social interaction, emotional understanding, and self-regulation. The curriculum targets these areas with the help of Milo, a socially advanced robot, whose expressive face helps ASD students learn facial expression. Through a series of interactive tablet lessons and Milo’s 20% slower speech, ASD learners can practice communication, develop techniques to help keep control of their emotional responses, and learn how to react properly in different situations.
Our goal is to develop a garden to provide educational and vocational horticulture opportunities for special needs individuals, and be a ‘flagship’ program for Community, enabling advancement of the Intentional Living Community.
We plan to develop programs for both high school and transitional special day classes as well as programs for the adult community. We are actively working to purchase land and begin development of the gardens and our infrastructure.
The healing center will feature hot tubs and a steam room as well as Crystal Light Therapy, Reiki, Brainwave Optimization, music therapy, meditation and general quiet spaces, this is the place to relax, recharge, and renew. We envision this space as a Bali-inspired sanctuary, with both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Our vision for the community is small individual homes with a larger community area for recreation and gathering space.
A vocational collective with be open to all ages with a focus on enabling neuro-diverse people to focus on their passions, and self direct their learning. They'll have full access to the healing center, a facility dedicated to exploring, learning & growing.