The MCC Foundation is committed to providing quality and appropriate education for children on the autism spectrum. With diagnosis of autism on the rise, quality services are becoming more scarce. Thousands of children and their families in the New York City metro area alone require appropriate education and support services. Join us in our mission to give these young people “a life and an opportunity.”
The MCC Foundation works to enhance, transform, and elevate the opportunities available to children with autism by supporting:
The Manhattan Childrens Center where children with autism receive unparalleled instruction utilizing a holistic approach with one to one tailored teaching.
Research to further develop and improve best practices in the area of autism education, especially transdisciplinary education, which incorporates expertise from a number of disciplines in a holistic approach to realize each child’s potential as an individual.
Training clinical professionals to disseminate the transdisciplinary teaching model to other schools and centers providing services to children and young adults with autism and help establish “centers of excellence” and “beacons of best practices” to improve the overall treatment of autism worldwide.
High Level Academic Partnerships with elite teaching colleges, research institutes for the treatment of autism and other high quality autism schools.
- One child in 68 develops autism or a related disorder by the age of eight.
- Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
- Delays in diagnosis are common: early intensive behavioral intervention has been shown to improve the skill deficits associated with autism.
- An estimated 1 to 1.2 million children under the age of 21 have been diagnosed with autism in the United States.
The MCC Difference –World Class Education and Treatment of Autism