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VAC launches new preschool autism program

RUTLAND - Vermont Achievement Center's Early Education & Care Program welcomes a new program; Intensive Autism Spectrum Disorders (IASD) Program for children ages 3- to 5-years-old.

Located in Rutland, the Vermont Achievement Center's Early Education and Care Program serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age in an enriching, developmentally appropriate learning environment. To meet the needs of children who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and require fulltime child care, VAC is expanding services for this population and opening an Intensive Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom, the "Indigo Room", for children ages 3- to 5-years-old.

The highly dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable staff have years of expertise in the fields of autism, behavioral intervention, developmental disabilities, education, special education, music and art. Children enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to experience a structured, challenging and encouraging environment complete with a sensory integration room and the Mitchell Therapy Pool. The full time, year-round, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday preschool autism classroom will offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. 

Anticipated start date, Sept. 3, 2013.  Enrollment is limited and slots are expected to fill quickly. For more information, please contact Diahn Johnson, Director of EEC, 802-775-2395 X612.