YCS - Sawtelle Learning Center - Kearny Annex
Franklin School
100 Davis AvenueCounty:Hudson
Kearny, NJ 07032Year Established:1999

President/CEO:Richard Mingoia
Supervisor:Laura Duncan, MAT
Director of Speech Services:Theresa Caggia, M.S., CCC/SLP

Type of Program/Services:Private School for Individuals affected by autism, Day Program, Summer Program.

Services Include:Health Services, Vocational/Prevocational, Career Planning, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Horticulture Therapy, Outreach Services.

Full-time staff:15Part-time staff:1

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Autism, Preschool Disabilities
Age Range:3-14
Counties Served:All
Number of Students/Clients:25
Number of Classes (if school):4
Grade Range:N/A
Length of School/Program Year:11 month program
Private Students/Clients accepted:No
Scholarships available:No

Mission Statement:The Sawtelle Learning Centers relocated the north program and administrative offices to its present site in 1992. The Centers serve children affected by autism from 0 to 21 years of age through a behaviorally-based, discrete training teaching model. Emphasis for young students is on language acquisition, appropriate social skills, and transitional skills (where appropriate). The emphasis for the older student is on prevocational and vocational training, augmentation communication, job development and appropriate community skills. The preschools have a one to one ratio, all other classes have two to one ratio. In addition, extensive parent training programs and parent and sibling support groups are offered. The Sawtelle Learning Centers present a comprehensive program for children with autism and their families throughout the State of New Jersey.