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.
Gersh Summer Program
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.
Gersh Social Club
New York - Gersh Social Club is an innovative program that incorporates social and recreational skills for children on the autism spectrum. Our trained staff works with the members of the Social Club each week to foster friendships, independence and a wide variety of other skills.
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.
Gersh Academy International - Puerto Rico
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.