In 2012 PV began researching and planning for an on site 2015-2016 ABA Program. Child Study Teams, Directors of Special Services, Behaviorists and other personnel from Little Falls, Woodland Park and Totowa were consulted. Bergen County Special Services was recommended as one of the leading experts in the field of autism, and collaborative preparations with them commenced.
The above team efforts along with the PV Buildings and Grounds staff resulted in a state of the art classroom equipped with office, bathrooms, smartboard, iPads, kitchen appliances and an exercise area.
The 2015-2016 inaugural year was a resounding success and included 35 non-disabled peers volunteering to work with the ABA program students, a daily PV Physical Education Class and Art Class, and Community Based Instruction. Field trips take place three times a week.
In our second year, we opened a second classroom and five tuition paying students were enrolled largely due to the unique PV/Bergen ABA mainstreaming in PV electives, special education courses, and after school sports.