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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing pervasive developmental disability in the United States. Emerging in early childhood, ASD encompasses many symptoms, deficits, and degrees of severity. CREC offers a variety of services and solutions for students, parents, and teachers that can help autistic students reach their full potential


River Street Schools and Programs

RSS provides comprehensive academic and life skills curricula for students aged 3 - 22 who present with a variety of behavioral, communicative, and neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, seizure disorders, identified genetic syndromes such as Fragile X, metabolic disorders, and those students with dual diagnoses. The Transition Services Department provides additional skills development as appropriate and transitional training to students turning 22. Programming is designed to deliver successful learning experiences commensurate with each student's developmental and cognitive level. Our multi-disciplinary clinical staff supports programming through daily collaboration with instructional staff, family consultation, interagency coordination, and professional development training for other professionals.

Services Offered By CRECWe Offer

Community Based Group Homes

CREC River Street School manages two group homes located in nearby communities. The unique program meets the special needs of select students who require instruction in a residential setting, as well as in school, to achieve success. Residential programming is provided 365 days a year, and students are enrolled at CREC River Street School.

Neurobehavioral Consultation Services

The Neurobehavioral Consultation Services program reviews current therapies and/or interventions and recommends appropriate behavioral and pharmacologic management for each child.

Speech and Language Services

CREC's Speech and Language Services and Speech Language Pathologist team offer autism diagnosis, social communication, speech-language consultation, executive-functioning skills, ecological evaluations, integration, fluency, staffing services, and program reviews.

Supporting Students with Autism

CREC's education specialists provide training and technical assistance to select appropriate instructional or behavioral management strategies for students with autism. CREC provides support to allow students with autism to be in the least restrictive environment.

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