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Mission

The AJ Foundation For Children with Autism (AJFCA) is a nonprofit organization formed by parents, family members, and friends of children with autism. Our mission is to implement and support quality educational services dedicated to improving the lives of children with autism. The instructional method used is derived from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) which has been scientifically proven to be the most effective method for teaching children with autism.

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE TODAY and make a difference in the lives of children with autism. Call our school, The Comprehensive Learning Center at 215-322-7852, for information on how to donate your old vehicle!!

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AJF 10K and 5K results at www.pretzelcitysports.com, click on "Results" and "Road Race. Pictures from Race are at link below. Will only be available for 60 days

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aitker4ms4wsn8l/nRmbFvyKYU

PHOTOS DONATED BY NANETTE!!!!! AT WWW.FATDOGFOTO.COM

 

Current Events

  AJF Ride 4 Autism 2014


   


Comprehensive Learning Center
A Licensed, Private ABA SchoolLearn More
CLC is one of the first licensed private ABA schools in the state of Pennsylvania. We believe that CLC will soon be regarded as the "gold standard" in providing education for individuals with autism.

News

2012 AJ Foundation Newsletter

March PhillyFit Magazine Article on AJF Run For Autism
2009 AJ Foundation Newsletter
Courier Times Article on CLC's Expansion
AJ Foundation, children with autism, autism information, The AJ Foundation for Children with Autism, autism research, Pennsylvania autism foundation, autism library, comprehensive learning center, ABA school, What is Autism? Autism is a severely disabling neurological disorder that typically appears during the first three year of life. It occurs in approximately 15 of every 10,000 children and is the third most common developmental disorder. It is characterized by communication, social, and cognitive disorders. Because this is a lifelong disability, individuals with autism are often institutionalized if they do not receive the appropriate intervention. But autism is TREATABLE. What is Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA? Research demonstrates that intensive early intervention based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) results in significant improvement in individuals with autism, therefore providing them with the skills needed for an independent future. It also indicates that as many as 47% of children with autism who receive this early behavioral intervention transition to public school classrooms, often at their appropriate grade level. ABA programs focus on decreasing undesirable behavior as well as teaching appropriate, functional skills through the use of positive reinforcement. A desired skill may be analyzed and divided into smaller parts. These parts would be taught to an individual slowly, using reinforcers until the skill is learned. Parts of skills may also be learned separately and then chained together. ABA programs strive to integrate strategies for teaching new skills and managing behaviors considered problematic because skills and behaviors interact and influence each other. Instruction is individualized for each student, providing a highly structured format, and positive outcome are assessed through ongoing data collection. The effectiveness of instructional procedures based on applied behavior analysis has been documented through years of research for children with autism.
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