The Carrus Institute is designed as a resource for families and staff and many others. It serves as a community center as well as a place to convene and bring in others to inform and be informed by the work of The Center. It was funded by an extraordinarily generous gift from Gerald and Janet Carrus.
The Institute includes four components: Conference center, Family/ Staff Wellness, Staff Training Center, and Thanksgiving Farm Table Café.
New York State Certified Providers of Training in the Need of Students with Autism
This training will be offered through the Janet and Gerald Carrus Institute at the Center for Discovery located in Harris, New York. The training has been designed to educate professionals (regular educators, special educators, administrators, clinicians) who assists in the treatment and educational process of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The trainings also will be available to others including teacher assistants, aides, and parents.
Please contact Erika Ropke at 845-707-8483 for more details.
Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center helps provide positive solutions for families facing challenges due to a disability. Through sharing experiences, specialized training, and professionals guidance, families will work to break down the barriers that have confronted them.
Thanksgiving Farm Table Café
Thanksgiving Farm Table Café At this small, bright restaurant chefs craft meals made from organic and whole foods grown in The Center’s Thanksgiving Farm fields and pastures. The café is a congenial, casual place to for staff and families to meet informally or for a hosted an event.
Our thoughtful approach to the shaping of homes for our residents starts with the design of the structures themselves.
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Our ability to help individuals learn is partly due to the way we tailor our offerings to the potentials and needs of each individual.
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Assessment and Family Training
We offer comprehensive assessment services and individual training programs. A one, two or three day program can be developed to meet your family’s needs.
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