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Bustleton: Center for Autism Expands on Grant Avenue to Support a Community in Need

Bustleton: Center for Autism Expands on Grant Avenue to Support a Community in Need

The Center for Autism is the oldest treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. Its Northeast location, found at 2801 Grant Ave., is approaching the end of the first part of its multi-phase renovation process. The long referral list at the Center for Autism helped fuel the renovation process, according to Alena Subacus, […]

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Bustleton: Center for Autism Addresses Learning Deficits in Autistic Community

Bustleton: Center for Autism Addresses Learning Deficits in Autistic Community

Nearing its 61-year anniversary, the Center for Autism is the oldest non-profit autism treatment center in the country. The Northeast Philadelphia center is located at 2801 Grant Ave. and has been in operation since 2009. Alena Subacus, the assistant director of the pre-K program, has worked at the center since its opening.  “The Center for Autism has been […]

 By Jane Babian and Caralyn Dienstman

West Philadelphia: Center For Autism Working Toward “Outcomes for Life”

West Philadelphia: Center For Autism Working Toward “Outcomes for Life”

Four boys were hard at play, combining baking soda and vinegar. They were creating miniature volcanoes, in awe as they erupted. It’s an amusing and common pastime for any 4-year-old, but for these young boys it was more than just a game. It was part of the pre-K program at The Center For Autism in West Philadelphia. As they […]

 By Gina Benigno

Northeast Philadelphia: Autistic Endeavors Learning Center Buys Lower Dublin Academy

Northeast Philadelphia: Autistic Endeavors Learning Center Buys Lower Dublin Academy

A historic building in Northeast Philadelphia is now continuing its purpose centuries later. The Lower Dublin Academy began as a one-room log cabin schoolhouse in 1723. The building developed from the will of Philadelphia’s own Thomas Holme who died in 1695. Holme was Pennsylvania’s first Surveyor General, working directly under William Penn. Before he died, […]

 By Nicole Dalrymple

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

It’s been some time since 27-year-old Kristy Spressark was here. She remembers the various skills she obtained when she started as a child. Although the realization has set in that once seemingly easy tasks now require more effort than she recalls. Spressark has a cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels mainly found in the […]