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How a Rhythm-Based Music Game is Teaching Students Essential Social Skills

One of the biggest challenges in educating students diagnosed with autism is encouraging them to try new things and explore new ways to engage with the world. At the Sarah

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Join our Inaugural Sarah Dooley Center for Autism Conference

Announcing our 1st annual conference for our public school partners! Thursday, November 28:00am-3:30pm | $120Sarah Dooley Center for Autism at St. Joseph's Villa Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE  Designed

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One of the biggest misconceptions about people diagnosed with autism

By Adam Dreyfus, MA, BCBA, LBA – Senior Director, Sarah Dooley Center for Autism I’ve been fortunate to work with individuals diagnosed with autism and their families for almost two

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14 students

have successfully transitioned

back to public schools

Our students learned

22,500 new words

last year

1 in 36

children in the U.S. is identified

with autism spectrum disorder

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    The day I came to tour, it was like worlds opened up. It felt like a big, warm hug.

    Alicia, Parent

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    I feel very comfortable with my child coming to St. Joseph’s Villa every day. They treat him like he is family.

    Allison, Parent

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    My son wants to come to school. He will greet you now, look at you eye-to-eye and try to engage. Without places like St. Joseph’s Villa, I think a lot of us parents would be lost. They not only help your child, they help you.

    Paula, Parent

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    My child’s quality of life has improved in every way. He is extremely fond of his teachers. They let him teach them how he wants to learn and interact with the world, and they turned that into a game plan to help him build skills.

    Frances, Parent

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    My experience with the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism has been nothing short of exceptional. The staff sincerely love Zach. They have helped him come a long way.

    Jessicah, Parent

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