The Comprehensive Learning Center, Inc. (CLC), a non-profit corporation, was established in September of 2000 to provide an educational environment committed to ensuring quality, effective instructional and treatment services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. To help meet the needs of each student, CLC's program provides a highly individualized education program that is based on the scientifically validated procedures of applied behavior analysis. CLC is devoted to improving the lives of individuals with autism ranging from 3 years of age through adulthood. Services provided to CLC students include education in all academic areas, as well as skill development in all aspects of daily life, including increased participation in family and community activities.
Current CLC families reside in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Several of these students travel over 35 miles each way to our education program on a daily basis. Their families believe that traveling this great distance is outweighed by the benefits of the quality services provided by CLC.
The success of CLC’s program is directly related to the ongoing support of its sister organization, The AJ Foundation for Children with Autism. The AJ Foundation conducts fundraising activities to offset the deficit between funding provided and the actual costs of providing services. The staff and families of CLC extend our heartfelt thanks to our founder and The AJ Foundation’s President, Joanne Corless, and the entire AJ Foundation organization for their ongoing efforts and support.
The Comprehensive Learning Center’s mission is to provide intensive and comprehensive state of the art education and behavioral services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families, based on the scientifically validated procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis. CLC aims to prepare its learners to reach their highest potential, with regard to all areas of functioning, integrating them into the fabric of the communities in which they live, work and play. At its core, CLC aims to educate and service the autism community through training and research.