Creating meaningful opportunities that enrich the lives of people with autism, their families and their communities.

Autism Services, Inc. Education Program


Serving students with autism, ages 5-21, we develop and deliver instruction based on student needs and interests.

Celebrating You Education

Our Education Program is certified by the New York State Education Department to provide full-year school services to children ages 5 through 21. (Please note, this is not a residential school program.) Classes are 6:1:3 structured with additional support staff. We have two locations, in Amherst and Buffalo. The program has been in operation since 1989.

A typical day includes academic work, therapy sessions, art and music classes, and recreational activities. Students also benefit regularly from adaptive physical education classes, trips to restaurants, swimming, shopping, volunteer or paid vocational work in the community and other community-based activities. Skills are taught in the classrooms to promote realization of students’ maximum potential. When they enter the community, students will apply skills learned in the classroom to real life experiences. The intent of this approach is to arrive at a state of functional independence and societal inclusion.

• 100% of students have likes and interests included in instruction. We utilize highly differentiated instruction based on the child’s needs.

Students learn from multiple resources; the curriculum is modified for each student, to meet their individual needs.

• 98% of students engage regularly in non-mandated self-expression activities (art, music, creative movement).

Communication challenges are common among people with autism. These activities provide alternative ways for our students to express themselves as they learn and interact with the world around them.

• 82% of students require less physical interventions after participation in our school.
Our goal is to understand the reason for the behaviors so that the student’s needs can be met appropriately, leading to increased independence.

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Contact ASI’s Education Program at 716-631-5777 x 322