75% of the Early Education Center "graduates" into a less restrictive environment, usually a general education classroom
The Faison Early Education Center
Early intervention can play a vital role in helping children with autism succeed. The Faison Center recommends taking action immediately after diagnosis, instead of waiting until a child is old enough to enter a day school program at age four or five. As part of the Behavioral Health Clinic, the Early Education Center offers the benefits of an early intervention and educational program to help develop the child’s communication and social skills, and provide parents with helpful support and training. The Early Education Center is designed for students as young as 16 months old.
The Faison Approach
Based on the success of The Faison Center’s Early Education Center in Richmond, we have expanded our Early Education services to the Peninsula Campus. The Early Education Center, Peninsula Campus, embraces a verbal behavior developmental model and uses a personalized approach adapted for each student. The school uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), inclusive and play-based teaching methods, motor planning training and social skills instruction. Students in the Early Education Center are served by a team of licensed behavior analysts, teachers, and teaching assistants.
Peninsula EEC Leadership
The Faison Center Early Education Center, Peninsula Campus will be headed by Dr. Ashley Greer. Ashley has a Ph.D in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University, a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education, and is a licensed special education teacher.
Before joining Peninsula School at The Faison Center, Ashley taught early intervention, AIL inclusion and life skills at schools in New York, New Jersey and North Carolina.