Nurturing independence through

The Gersh Experience

 

As a parent of a young adult on the autism spectrum, you’ve been an advocate his or her entire life. Now that adulthood is on the horizon, deciding on the next step can be overwhelming.

 

The Gersh Experience takes a comprehensive and customized approach to providing support for students on the autism spectrum who have received a high school diploma or equivalent. The transitional program offers students four levels of support—social, psychological, life skills and educational—while developing independence.

Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually

Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually. 75% for adult services vs. 25% for children.

Caring for a child with autism ranges from an estimated $3.5 million to $5 million

Caring for a child with autism ranges from an estimated $3.5 million to $5 million over a lifetime.

35 percent of young adults with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school

35 percent of young adults with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school.

Life skills for independence »

The most important skills our students develop are the ones that help them live independently.

Students learn life skills for independence at Gersh Experience

Gersh Experience students reside in luxury apartments close to local transportation

New Village at Patchogue »

Students reside in a community equipped with the resources and support they need.

Education and career preparation »

The Gersh Experience offers post-secondary education options and career preparation.

The Gersh Experience offers post-secondary education options and career preparation for students on the autism spectrum

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