Friends and Family,
It is with great pride that we have the
opportunity to share with you our journey in educating and supporting
those with special needs in our community. For over 25 years, both
individually and collectively, we have been providing community-based
educational, behavioral, and training services to children, adults,
families, caregivers, and agencies in a variety of venues. For the last
13 of those years, we have brought together our knowledge, experience,
and expertise to a unique school-based program that remains actively a
part of, rather than apart from, the communities in which our
constituents live, learn, work, and recreate. “Tearing Down the Walls”
that separate individuals with special needs from a better quality of
life®,” is the cornerstone of our effort and continues to drive our
quest for expanding on the highest quality of services. On behalf of
APTS® we would like to say thanks, and invite you to share in the next
leg of our journey. There is no way we could continue this mission
without the support of our community, and it’s because of you that we’ve
undertaken this labor of love. We prize our relationship with each of
you, and feel privileged that we walk together on this path.
Al and Sue
Who We Are
is a private non-profit educational, vocational and behavioral
consultation program for students and adults with developmental and other disabilities.
Our school based program serves students from 19 counties aged 6-22 at
two campuses in Alexandria and Fredericksburg, Virginia and we provide
consultation services throughout Virginia and Maryland.
APTS is excited to announce that it will be expanding services into
Prince William County.
We have recently purchased a building in
Manassas and are eager to prepare the structure to receive students in
the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
Providing Support and Training Assistance to:
- Treatment team members
To provide students with the knowledge and practical skills essential
for their successful integration into the community.
Alternative Paths Training School admits students of any race, color,
gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges,
programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to
students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, gender, national and ethnic origin in administration of its
educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan
programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
THE APTS® STORY
Susan Gross discovered her unique passion for supporting individuals
with disabilities during her early college years. For Al El Tagi, it
began in 1986 with his participation in the Special Olympics. Years
later, a mutual work experience placed them in each other’s paths, “An
Alternative Path.” This set into motion a vision for what has now become
Alternative Paths Training School®. “Over the years, we have been asked
many times why we, here at APTS®, do such important and difficult work.”
The answer has always been crystal clear; because it needs to be done.
By implementing our unique behavior modification techniques we have seen
the transformations that have occurred when students learn new and
adaptive strategies for accessing opportunities through alternative
behavioral and learning patterns while here at APTS. APTS® is not just a
school but an organization that focuses on serving individuals with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and other developmental disabilities.
“Tearing down the walls that separate individuals with disabilities from
a better quality of life®” has become OUR slogan. Our students, clients
in the community, and their families continue to teach us about
perseverance, bravery, humor in the face of adversity, and above all,
the joy found in each success. There is no story more compelling than
our continued passion in assisting each person along that alternative
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