Our Story

NYC Autism Charter School began as a project under the umbrella of the former New York Center for Autism, now New York Collaborates for Autism, a non-profit organization based in New York City. Two mothers who themselves understood the challenges of finding appropriate educational options for their sons, committed themselves to creating a new kind of school – one that would offer a high quality education to all of it’s students at no cost to their families. That vision became a reality in 2005, growing from just a handful of students and staff to eight classrooms currently serving more than 30 students.

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Our Approach

NYC Autism Charter School staff are trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which serves as the basis for its educational program. ABA has long been considered the most effective and scientifically validated approach for teaching learners with autism.

Education Technology

Our program uses cutting-edge, evidence-based practices that have proven successful in helping our students reach their fullest potential, transforming their lives through education.

Our Community

Our Peer Mentoring program offers students the opportunity to interact with the P.S./IS 50 students with whom we share a building. In addition, partnerships formed with local businesses give students a chance to practice job skills in real-life settings.