In 1988, New Jersey had only a few options for behaviorally based school programs serving children with autism. Confronted with the challenge of securing an appropriate and effective education for their children, a small group of dedicated families joined with local autism specialists to establish the Alpine Learning Group. At the time, conventional wisdom taught that children with autism simply had no future. Our founders believed differently. They knew that every individual deserved the opportunity to reach their full potential. Firm in that core commitment, the founders began the monumental process of establishing a Department of Education approved school for children with disabilities, specializing in serving individuals with autism.

The next year, Alpine Learning Group opened its doors to its first four students. Located in a local community house and employing five clinically trained teachers and staff, we provided a full school day of individualized programming based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Over the years, we welcomed more learners and professionals, expanded existing programs, and developed new initiatives. As research increasingly supported early intensive intervention for children with autism, Alpine Learning Group established its innovative, intensive in-home program, serving infants and toddlers with autism.

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Poised for continued growth, Alpine opened the doors to our current location in Paramus, New Jersey in 2000. Over time, Alpine’s education program has become highly regarded by both parents and professionals and is one of the most sought-after school programs serving individuals with autism in New Jersey.

In 2015, with a commitment to serving the lifelong needs of adults with autism, we opened a state-of-the-art facility for Alpine’s adult program. The center was the first of its kind in Bergen County and is located next to the main school facility. Most recently, Alpine established our Center for Autism, which includes our intensive in-home program as well as a range of clinical services, such as diagnostics, assessment, and parent training.

In addition to building and refining our own programs to meet the needs of our learners, we have partnered with families and clinicians over the years to meet the needs of the greater autism community. Alpine has played a pivotal role in the formation of other private and public, special education programs for children with autism in Bergen County and beyond.

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In addition to building and refining our own programs to meet the needs of our learners, we have partnered with families and clinicians over the years to meet the needs of the greater autism community. Alpine has played a pivotal role in the formation of other private and public, special education programs for children with autism in Bergen County and beyond.

Learn More About Our Services

Please contact Caren Gans, Alpine’s Intake Coordinator, using the following form
or via phone at 201-612-7800 x305

Please contact Caren Gans,
Alpine’s Intake Coordinator,
using the following form
or via phone at
201-612-7800 x305