Hawthorne Country Day School

5 Bradhurst Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532

This state-approved school serves special-needs children with autism/pervasive developmental disorder, intellectual disabilities, speech and language impairments, and multiple disabilities. Various academic, vocational and language-building programs are taught within the framework of applied behavior analysis. Teaching methods emphasize positive reinforcement, continuous measurement of learning and strategic/tactical data analysis based upon graphic data displays. HCDS’ programming addresses verbal behavior, reading and literacy, social skills, self-management and problem-solving skills. Staff analyze socially inappropriate behavior, such as aggression, self-injury and noncompliance, then work to systematically reinforce alternative behaviors. The school typically treats behavior problems as instructional opportunities rather than manifestations of an underlying pathology. A separate location in Manhattan (212-281-6531) serves children ages 5-12 who have autism. The school accepts the following conditions: ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Pervasive Development Disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Speech/Languague Impairments.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Prep, General Academic, Special Education
Grade RangeDay — Coed Ages 3-21
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address5 Bradhurst Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532
Year Established1976
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorTina Marie Covington
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment171
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