Resources for Families
In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study that identified 1 in 68 children in the United States as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Fortunately, the resources available for families are growing faster than ever before.
Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families on the Autism Spectrum, provides a great starting point for families seeking resources and information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Follow the links on this page to access their resources, including Autism Treatment and Diagnosis, Symptoms and Signs, Your Child's Rights, FAQs, and more.
THE GERSH ORGANIZATION
The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. It is built on Kevin Gersh's personal experience and professional commitment to provide opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face.
We operate under the idea that as long as there are families that need guidance and individuals that need assistance, we will always have more work to do. Our mission is evident in the many programs we create and the hours we put in to change the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum everywhere.
Patchogue, NY - Gersh Experience is a one-of-a-kind, supported residential living program designed for students 18+ on the autism spectrum. It takes a comprehensive and customized approach to teaching young adults how to navigate our world and reach their highest level of independence.
Huntington, NY - Combining 25 years of experience helping children with special needs with 60 years of camping excellence, Gersh Summer Program provides the ultimate summer camp for children with autism. These children are given the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp experience while receiving the support necessary to be in a mainstream setting.
Puerto Rico - Upon learning that 1 in 68 children in Puerto Rico are on the autism spectrum, The Gersh Organization saw the pressing need to open their first international Gersh Academy in San Juan. With more schools opening across the island, Gersh Academy will be the largest and only bilingual school for children with autism in Puerto Rico.
Long Island, NY – Gersh Driver Education is the largest driving program in Suffolk County, NY. Our state of the art technology, such as our driving simulator, creates unique experiences for the students. The Gersh Drivers Education Program teaches responsibility and save driving habits to over 1,400 students per year.
Huntington, NY - Built on 25 years of experience in the field of education, West Hills Academy is a private alternative school that specializes in meeting the needs of students for whom the traditional classroom is not working. Our program is structured to support the individual needs of your child—emotionally, socially and academically.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Therapy Solutions provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and behavioral support for children on the autism spectrum. Our team works in collaboration with parents to outline a therapy plan that is best suited for their child’s individual needs and objectives.
West Hills, NY – Owned by the Gersh Family for over 60 years, our camp provides campers and their families a life changing experience filled with fun, adventure, social and personal development. Located on 18 magnificent acres, we provide a wide variety of activities so that children can discover their hidden talents. This summer we have added a number of brand-new week-long specialty programs to further engage our campers in exploration and discovery.