ASD and autism are general terms for a group of complex developmental disorders of the brain that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects normal functioning of the brain. In May, 2013, all autism disorders were merged into one diagnosis called ASD. ASD is now used as the name for the group of developmental disorders that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. It includes a wide range, or spectrum, of symptoms, skills, and levels of ability. Some individuals are mildly impaired by their symptoms, while others are severely disabled.
Chartwell enrolls individuals whose learning differences place them along the autism spectrum and welcomes all qualified students without regard to gender, race, religion, ethnic or national origin. Other than Chartwell, there are no private programs specifically designed to serve children of the age range we serve. We accept students from area public and charter schools. We have incorporated applied behavior analysis (ABA) into our program and are now credentialed with private insurance companies as well as with Medicaid. This new development of the Chartwell Clinic will also offer services to other children in the community not attending Chartwell.
"Our 3 years at The Chartwell Center were the BEST... I will be forever grateful for all the tremendous progress my son made here, but especially thankful for the AMAZING staff & teachers, who we miss everyday."