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  • Creative Art

    October 1st: we will be having a Creative Arts Sunday session on October 1st if you are interested in attending please rsvp. Hours will be available between 12 - 4 - the focus will be art, music, creative movement and social skills! The cost of the classes are $65/hour. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. If there is enough interest we will set up more Sundays going forward in addition to our Saturday groups!

  • Atlas School Open House- Next Dates: 10/5

    Class culture meets academic, behavioral and sensory needs in an emotionally supportive environment. Come tour our 7300sq.ft facility and have a question and answer with Founder Amanda Friedman.

  • Atlas & Sesame Street Featured in Al Jazeera's Segment on Autism

    The popular children's television series Sesame Street is looking to remove the stigma attached to the disorder by introducing a new character to coincide with World Autism Day. Watch Al Jazeera's video which features Atlas.

  • Help Expand Atlas Through Our Indiegogo / Generosity.Com campaign

    The Atlas Foundation for Autism has grown from words uttered through tears and hugs over the years of individuals on the spectrum, their families, and their loved ones who want more than anything to have a place to feel accepted... and valued! Atlas became a non-profit foundation and school to rise to the needs of our community and now... we need your HELP!

  • Spring Camp Days

    When school is closed Atlas is open. Signup for camp today!

  • Inspirational Autism & Special Needs Quotes

    Class culture meets academic, behavioral and sensory needs in an emotionally supportive environment. Come tour our 7300sq.ft facility and have a question and answer with Founder Amanda Friedman.

  • Kicking The Spectrum® - Martial arts for all abilities™

    10 Week Program - Starting Oct 27th - Kicking The Spectrum® is an adaptive martial arts program developed to teach and motivate students with special needs. Established in 2010, this innovative program incorporates fitness and wellness into the fundamentals of martial arts.

  • Beautiful Beats Drum Program At Atlas

    Next Date: Oct 22nd - Come join the fun at Atlas every-other Saturday for our newest program where we drum up beautiful beats as students of all ages and abilities have a rockin' good time socializing and jamming with friends. The class will be led by the musical phenom and excellent educator, Stephen Flinn.

  • Workshop: Technology & Teaching Social Skills in a Therapeutic Setting

    A workshop for caregivers educators and therapists outlining strategies for using Aps and iPads to elevate social groups

  • School Open House

    Class culture meets academic, behavioral and sensory needs in an emotionally supportive environment. Come tour our 7300sq.ft facility and have a question and answer with Co-Founders Amanda Friedman & Alison Berkley

  • Workshop: How To Have A Successful PlayDate

    Tips and tools for ways to prep and facilitate peer play dates for your kids.

  • Meet Juan! Atlas' Music Therapist

    Juan Robles-Gil Aleman is a board certified music therapist and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College. He obtained a double bachelors degree in music therapy and music production as well as a minor in psychology from Berkeley College of Music in Boston, MA.

  • Kicking The Spectrum At Atlas

    Kicking The Spectrum® is an adaptive martial arts program developed to teach and motivate students with special needs. We are honored to have Co-Founder David Rosenberg instructing Atlas students!

  • Summer Camp

    10am to 3pm each day with the option for early dropoff and late pickup.

  • Meet Emily Mallard - Atlas' OT

    Emily is a NYS licensed occupational therapist with a masters degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. Prior to obtaining her masters degree in occupational therapy, Emily graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology.

  • Movement Method Presentation

    Movement Method Presentation with Rupert Isaacson, author of The Horse Boy. Book signing & meet & greet to follow. Movement Method is a direct collaboration between Horse Boy Foundation & Temple Grandin! Joining in the program at will be singer, Samantha Elisofon, the subject of her mother's soon to be released memoir, My Picture Perfect Family by Marguerite Elisofon.
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  • HAPPy Saturdays

    Happy Saturdays is a social group with a focus on building communication and social skills through movement, sport and recreation.

  • Roxanne Chess & Nicole Kolenda are now LSVT trained clinicians.

    LSVT LOUD® is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – LSVT) was developed in 1987 and has been scientifically studied for nearly 20 years with funding support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders.

  • Atlas School Open House

    Come to the Atlas School Open House on August 4th - 6:30 - 8:00. Tour our 7300sq.ft facility and have a question & answer with our Atlas Directors. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Atlas Summer Camp Aid

    Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by August 15, 2015. Six scholarships are available (four scholarships for 1 week of summer camp and two scholarships for a 10 session weekend group)

  • Aging Out - Preparing for Adulthood

    Workshop discussions include: IEP Transition Plans, Guardianship, Long Term, Financial Planning, Housing Options, Services & Support

  • Atlas School Open House

    Come to the Atlas School Open House on June 22nd - 6:30 - 8:30. Tour our 7300sq.ft facility and have a question & answer with the Atlas Co-founders and Clinical Director. Guest speakers will include current families & a special ed attorney.

  • Angels of The World - Lyrics by Amanda Friedman

    A beautiful song about children with autism written by Amanda Friedman and performed by Crucial Bridge.
    This song is for the angels of the world...

  • Meet Roxanne Chess-Pierson - Atlas' OT Supervisor

    Roxanne is a National Board Certified Occupational Therapist who received her Master’s degree from Boston University. Interestingly to note, she studied Psychology as a minor—which truly affects how she approaches her students—always from a place of compassion and understanding.

  • Atlas Summer Camp 2015’ - Registration Is Open!

    Atlas' Fun in the sun, summers camp runs 10am to 3pm each day with options for early drop off and late pickup. Click to view our flyer with dates and to register your child for the summer!

  • Personal Wellness Workshop Brought To You By SouthPaw & Atlas

    An evening of sound healing, meditation and a chance to breath for parents, caregivers and educators.

  • Autism Friendly Storytime! - At Barnes & Noble

    Join us for an exciting hour of literacy, play and sensory sensitive activities for kids age 7+ and their families! Where we will support children's participation in the reading and social aspects of the event. Tuesday April 28, 2015 4:30PM B&N at 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028

  • Meet Matthew Kennedy! - RPM Therapist Here At Atlas

    Meet Matthew Kennedy! Newly added to our team, Matthew is the resident Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) therapist here at Atlas! Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University in History and went on to train under Soma Mukhopadhyay (the creator of RPM

  • Featured In NY Metro Parents

    “NYC Nonprofit Supports Those on the Spectrum and Their Families”

  • Atlas Benefit & Raffle March 13th 2015

    The Atlas Foundation for Autism cordially invites you to our benefit on Friday, March 13th 2015! Click to read more and view a full list of raffle items available.

  • Free Lindsey Biel Workshop: Sensory Smart Strategies (3/16)

    Atlas presents an evening workshop with Lindsey Biel: Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges. Does your child have sensory issues that interfere with daily life? This evening presentation will demystify sensory processing challenges and empower you with “sensory smart” strategies including...

  • Amazon Smile: Shop on Amazon to Support Atlas

    Shop on Amazon.Com & have .05% of your total purchase be donated to Atlas by amazon. Simply select Atlas Foundation For Autism Inc as the charitable organization you would like to support.

  • Helping Hand Grant From The NAA NY Metro Chapter

    The NAA NY Metro Chapter is once again awarding Helping Hand Grants to provide families with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for their child with autism.

  • Featured In Big Apple Parent Mag

    The Atlas Foundation For Autism is honored to be featured in the "Meet The Directors" section of the January 2015 issue of Big Apple Parent Magazine!

  • Atlas Newsletter - December 2014

    View our very first newsletter which features interesting articles, top 10 lists, student art work, messages from the directors and the latest Atlas news. Join our mailing list to have the next one sent to you.

  • Answers: Beliefs About ABA - By Amanda Friedman on PsychologyToday.Com

    Ansers: Beliefs about ABA (Lets discuss the pros, cons and controversial ins and outs of ABA and Autism! "How we define behavior, Autism, and appropriateness is a tricky slope to navigate and one bombarded by subjectivity and emotion. The paths of knowledge and beliefs before us often range from exhilarating to avalanche producing. The intensity with which we observe, reflect, and take action has tremendous potential to facilitate great differences in our relationships and ability to understand our children,our students, and ourselves. Oftentimes..."

  • Top 10 Communication Tips - By Annalise Mayerson

    When working with students with autism and other neuro-developmental differences it is important to...

  • Hofstra University Newsletter - Featuring Nicole Kolenda

    "Nicole Kolenda, our very own adjunct professor and former clinical supervisor, took a position this summer as the executive clinical director at the Atlas Foundation for Autism. The Atlas Foundation for Autism is a newly formed organization that Nicole's friends and colleagues..."

  • Big Daddy Autism - Documentry by Aaron Feinstein

    A documentry about the inspiring relationship between a divorced father with sole-custody of his son, Alex, a non-verbal 16yr old on the autism spectrum. (An Atlas Family)

  • Unique Traits of Individuals with Autism - Interview w/ Amanda Leeder

    Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Amanda Leeder to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate in Fordham University's Applied Developmental Psychology program. Amanda received her M.A. in general psychology from NYU. She has employed behavioral, developmental and literacy-based approaches to help people of all ages who have more challenging forms of autism.

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