YCS - Sawtelle Learning Center
208 South Mountain AvenueCounty:Essex
Montclair, NJ 07042Year Established:1988

President/CEO:Tara Augustine
Director/Principal:Leisa Tomchek, MA, BCBA
Director of Speech Services:Theresa Caggia, M.S., CCC/SLP

Type of Program/Services:Private School for individuals with autism

Services Include:Health Services, Vocational/Career Readiness training, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy.

Full-time staff:100Part-time staff:3

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Autism; Preschool Disabilities
Age Range:3-21
Counties Served:All
Number of Students/Clients:100
Number of Classes (if school):15
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 with by autism from 3 to 21 years of age through a behaviorally-based 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 career readiness and vocational training, communication skill training, and community skills training. 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.