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NYC Autism Charter School buildings are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year remains April 1, but the lottery will now be conducted in June with an exact date TBD.  Please click the Enroll button in the upper right corner of this screen to download application materials and instructions.

NYCACS families:  We will no longer have our previously scheduled break in April.  Remote instruction will take place as usual on Thursday, April 9th and the full week of April 13th.  The only day on which school will NOT be in session is Friday, April 10th.  No check-ins or student instruction will take place on that day.

If you have questions or require additional information, please email or call: 347.542.1506

We are touched by how many of you have reached out to ask how you can help during this challenging time.  Please consider making a donation to assist us in providing students and families with the support and supplies they need.



Los edificios de NYC Autism Charter School actualmente están cerrados debido a la pandemia COVID-19. La fecha límite de solicitud para el año escolar 2020-2021 sigue siendo el 1 de abril, pero la lotería ahora se realizará en junio con una fecha exacta TBD. Haga clic en el botón Inscribirse en la esquina superior derecha de esta pantalla para descargar materiales e instrucciones de la aplicación.

Familias de NYCACS: Ya no tendremos nuestro descanso previamente programado en abril. La instrucción remota se llevará a cabo como de costumbre el jueves 9 de abril y la semana completa del 13 de abril. El único día en que la escuela NO estará en sesión es el viernes 10 de abril. No se realizarán registros ni instrucciones para los estudiantes ese día.

Si tiene preguntas o necesita información adicional, envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al: 347.542.1506

Nos conmueve cuántos de ustedes se han acercado para preguntarles cómo pueden ayudar durante este momento difícil. Considere hacer una donación para ayudarnos a proporcionar a los estudiantes y las familias el apoyo y los suministros que necesitan.

Upcoming Events

April 9
Spring Recess (Remote Learning in Session) Both Schools
April 6
Board of Trustees Meeting Both Schools
May 15
Baseball Extravaganza Both Schools
May 18
Board of Trustees Meeting Both Schools
May 25
Memorial Day (School Closed) Both Schools

Our Story

NYC Autism Charter Schools 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 become a reality in 2005 when NYC Autism Charter School opened its doors in East Harlem. Our second school – NYC Autism Charter School Bronx – opened its doors in September 2017.

About Our School

Our Approach

NYC Autism Charter School staff are trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the methodology that informs all of our educational programming. ABA has long been considered the most effective and scientifically validated approach for teaching learners with autism. 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 students from other local public schools. In addition, partnerships formed with local businesses give our high school age students a chance to practice work and life skills in real world settings.

We Need Your Help

We are only able to carry out our mission of delivering quality education to children with autism with the help of people like you.

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All artwork on our site is created by the talented student artists at NYCACS.

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