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Nashoba Learning Group’s mission is to enable children and adults with autism to function with the greatest possible productivity and independence in the community, home, and workplace throughout their lives.

NLG was founded in 2002 to offer a different life trajectory for more seriously impaired students with Autism and their families.  Today NLG operates a school that provides outstanding, individualized education, training and intervention services for 90 students aged 3 to 22 with Autism Spectrum disorders so that they can achieve their potential and become productive members of society throughout their lives.  NLG opened an Adult Program in 2013.  This rapidly growing program provides ongoing job and community support to adults with Autism. 

NLG IEP Performance for 2012-2013 School Year

Nashoba Learning Group has achieved success for those we serve driven by three critical components.  These are our use of research based Applied Behavior Analysis teaching methodology, our customization of teaching procedures and curriculum for each person, and an organizational model designed to optimize the training, development and retention of high-performing staff. 

 NLG has 14 Clinical Directors, 16 Board Certified Behavior Analysts and 160 staff members.  Our staff retention rate is 85%.  We are very proud of our caring and compassionate staff and the outstanding work they do to enable those we serve to achieve.  We are also proud of the teaching innovations we have developed and which we are now able to share with others for the benefit of those with Autism through our Video Portal.

 

“In 2003, when our son Austin was 6 years old, my husband David and I received the happiest news of our lives.  Austin had been admitted into NLG.  We immediately sold our home and our business in CT, left our family and friends, and moved to Massachusetts.  It was the smartest thing we have ever done.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the past 10 years.

Before NLG, we had serious safety concerns when we took Austin into the community.  He would constantly try to run away from us.  Without NLG, Austin might still be engaging in the serious self-injurious behavior of hitting himself in the head, and aggressing toward his teachers and family.  Because of NLG, both of these dangerous behaviors are gone.  He is no longer a danger to himself or to those around him, and we can take him anywhere in the community. 

Because of NLG, he is now so independent…he is even responsible for some of the household chores.

Before NLG, Austin had only a few words to communicate with.  Much of his time was spent making loud vocal stims.  He must have been so frustrated back then.  Because of NLG, we now hear Austin’s voice.  He tells us what he needs, answers our questions, and recently started telling us how he feels.  For the first time this year, he initiated something special…he independently looked at me; smiled and said “I love you Mumma”. 

Before NLG, my husband and I wondered if Austin would ever have the skills to hold down a job.  Just this summer, NLG started Austin in their Vocational Training Program.  They are looking at his strengths…at his interests…finding the right job for him.  Who would have thought…our boy will have a job someday.”  

Wendy and Dave

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News

NLG Parent/Guardian Survey Overall Satisfaction Rating June 2014The results of NLG’s Parent Guardian Satisfaction survey are in!  Parents/Guardians of... (full story)
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Helpful Hints

  • NLG Helpful Hint: Making Medical Visits Successful
    Making Medical Visits Successful
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Transitioning Between Locations Successfully Using Pictures
    Transitioning Between Locations Successfully Using Pictures
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Transitioning Between Locations Successfully Using Objects
    Transitioning Between Locations Successfully Using Objects
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Getting Through a Less Desirable Activity
    Getting Through a Less Desirable Activity
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Getting Out of the 'Buy Me Something' Trap at the Store
    Getting Out of the 'Buy Me Something' Trap at the Store
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Teach Asking Permission to Help You Keep Your Child Safe
    Teach Asking Permission to Help You Keep Your Child Safe
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Managing Anticipation with a Visual Calendar
    Managing Anticipation with a Visual Calendar
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Tell me about it!  Helping your Child Share Information
    Tell me about it!  Helping your Child Share Information
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Help Your Child Engage with you during TV time
    Help Your Child Engage with you during TV time
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Making Daily Routines Successful
    Making Daily Routines Successful
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Whisper, don’t Shout!  Learning to be a good Audience member
    Whisper, don’t Shout!  Learning to be a good Audience member
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Explaining Parent Travel Schedules to your Child
    Explaining Parent Travel Schedules to your Child
  • NLG Helpful Hint: Help Your Child Keep Track of Who he will see When
    Help Your Child Keep Track of Who he will see When
    
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