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The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism is a coeducational private special needs school for students in grades Pre-K through Ungraded.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Overview

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The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism, and Alternative Approaches, Inc, was founded in 1999 by Carrie Brazer, a Florida Certified, Special Education teacher. Carrie began helping individual families of children with Autism fifteen years ago as an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialist and Trainer in her home and others. Her center now schools over 65 children weekly, who are afflicted with Autism and other developmental delays. Her program consists of highly structured, consistent, cognitive & community based instruction based solely on the principles of positive reinforcement. She strives to teach the family as well as the child each and every day. Because Carrie Brazer believes in a "team-family-centered" approach to healing, the center will provide a vast amount of support for both the child and the family. Our in-staff, licensed occupational therapists, speech therapists and physical therapists will cater to the individual needs of the child. Our on-site licensed social workers will aid the family through psychotherapy and bi-weekly support meetings as well as parent training classes. The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism, and Alternative Approaches, Inc, was founded in 1999 by Carrie Brazer, a Florida Certified, Special Education teacher. Carrie began helping individual families of children with Autism eight years ago as an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialist and Trainer in her home and others. Her center now schools over 65 children weekly, who are afflicted with Autism and other developmental delays. Her program consists of highly structured, consistent, cognitive & community based instruction based solely on the principles of positive reinforcement. She strives to teach the family as well as the child each and every day. Because Carrie Brazer believes in a "team-family-centered" approach to healing, the center will provide a vast amount of support for both the child and the family. Our in-staff, occupational therapists, speech therapists and behavioral therapists will cater to the individual needs of the child.

Curriculum

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism serves students on the autism spectrum from birth through adulthood. The center has an early intervention program for students ages 2-5 which offers socialization skills, behavioral therapy, language skills, sensory integration and music therapy in a positive environment full of love and patience. The full day school day for students ages 5-22 consists of language and communication, math, handwriting, sensory activities and occupational and behavioral therapy, as well as fitness programs at parks and in the playground. Swimming and horseback riding are among the regular community based activities that are an important part of the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism’s program. The center also offers a full day program for adults which focuses on teaching life skills and vocational training which enable the students to lead a more independent, productive life. The teachers and therapists are trained to practice the principles of Conscious Discipline and Positive discipline in the classrooms.

The Center has 2 locations: For Students 12 and under (Kendall Campus) 8790 SW 94th St, Miami, FL 33176 Ph: (305) 271-8790 For Students 13 through adults (South Dade Campus) 16905 SW 100th Ave, Cutler Bay FL 33157 Ph: (305) 234-0490

Mission Statement

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism focuses on providing a "full team" support for the student and the family. They are open minded and receptive to alternative treatments and methods that may benefit the student. They provide an integrative, systemic approach aimed to help students reach their optimal potentials for independent living while supporting the family through education, training and assistance. The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism’s staff is dedicated to providing an environment full of love and patience for ASD individuals which includes practicing the principles of Conscious Discipline everyday in the classrooms. The incredible staff, the small student to teacher ratio and their exceptional programming sets the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism apart from all other centers in the Country.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (305) 234-0490

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 65
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
1 3
2 4
3 7
4 5
5 5
6 5
7 5
8 4
9 2
10 3
11 7
12 12
Ungraded 3

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 5%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 42%
Black or African American 8%

Extracurriculars

The Center is a Full Day School with Out-of-School activities year-round. They are open even when school is closed! They have after-school activities, full day camps every Saturday, Teacher Work Day and most Holidays. The Center also has full day programming during Winter, Spring and Summer breaks. The staff strives to make a difference in the life of every child who comes to the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism. The community based teaching that they have offered since their inception has set them apart from many other centers. The early childhood intervention campus is helping children to learn to communicate their wants and needs and regulate their behaviors.
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