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.
Partnership with Westhampton Day School – Richmond
Partnering with Westhampton Day School, Faison’s inclusive classrooms combine children with autism from our Early Education Center with their typically developing peers. In order to offer opportunities for all of our students to participate in some type of inclusive learning, Westhampton Day School created two typical preschool classrooms on The Faison Center campus.
Peninsula EEC Leadership – Newport News
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.