2015 Newsletter
AJ Foundation Newsletter 2017
Personal Reflections on Our Journey
Rewind to 1994, the year I first met Joanne Corless and her 4-year old son, AJ. This is when the journey that would lead to The AJ Foundation and The Comprehensive Learning Center began. I was 24 years old, a year out of graduate school, and new to the professional world of autism intervention. My passion for the science of Applied Behavior Analysis and excitement for my new profession here without measure! Read more…

2016 Newsletter

AJ Foundation Newsletter 2016
Two Decades Behind Us
Like Abraham Lincoln said . . . “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” As we approach the 20th year for The AJ Foundation For Children With Autism (AJF), I reflect back on the humble beginnings and the enormous unknowns when my son AJ was first diagnosed with autism. I only dreamed of the life I hoped he could have, and knew that I needed to do whatever necessary to add “life to his years.” Read more…

2015 Newsletter

AJ Foundation Newsletter 2015
A Heartfelt “Welcome Home”
Most people who are familiar with The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC) know that the school was founded by Joanne Corless in an effort to help her son, AJ (namesake for the school’s fundraising arm, The AJ Foundation), as well as other local children with autism. But only those who were around for the first five years of CLC’s operations truly know the pivotal role that Cindy Murphy, our new Executive Director, played in having CLC become a reality. Read more…

2014 Newsletter

AJ Foundation Newsletter 2014
The concept of Integrated Play Groups®
The concept of Integrated Play Groups® (IPGs) – which brings together children with autism and their “typically developing” peers for interactive, imaginative play – was developed in the late 1980’s by researchers at San Francisco State University.  A recently completed 3-year study reinforcing the benefits of IPGs (commissioned by Autism Speaks) has produced a number of recent news stories on the subject; both in the mainstream press as well as in the autism community at large. Read more…

2013 Newsletter
AJ Foundation Newsletter 2013
Dear Friends of The AJ Foundation
We are so very proud to announce the graduation of Daniel Lehner from The Comprehensive Learning Center. Daniel came to CLC when he was 8 years old and we have had the privilege of working with him for the past 14 years. Read more…

2012 Newsletter
AJ Foundation Newsletter 2012
First Words…
Like many parents of a young child with Autism I desperately wanted to hear my child speak, say something, ANYTHING. I waited and waited for what seemed like an eternity to hear my son’s voice. Oddly enough my son’s first words were not spoken. Read more…

2011 Newsletter
AJ Foundation Newsletter 2011
Autism Without Limits…
At twenty-one years of age, AJ Corless is like many other graduates preparing to enter the workforce. For him, a position at Adelphi Research By Design in Doylestown awaits, along with his current position at Wouch, Maloney & Company. Read more…

2009 Newsletter
AJ Foundation Newsletter 2009
Fulfilling a Dream…Expansion Complete
This fall, students returning to The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC) found a brand new 6,000 sq. ft. building on campus. The new facility houses the Upper Elementary and Secondary Modules and will offer the students with autism vastly improved life skills and vocational skills training environments. Read more…

2008 Newsletter
AJ Foundation Newsletter 2008
CLC…Growing to Meet the Need
According to the CDC, 1 in 150 American children has an autism spectrum disorder. The demand for quality educational services is skyrocketing and The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC) is expanding to meet this need. Since January, 7 new students have been enrolled at CLC with plans to add 9 more students in the next several years. Read more…

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