Thank You Friends of Tom Peterson

The New York Child Learning Institute, a program of AABR Inc., is the premier preschool and school-age program for children with a diagnosis of autism in the NYC Metropolitan Area. 

Through both center-based and home-based educational programs, NYCLI provides effective educational services so that children with autism can acquire critical language, social, and academic skills while also developing meaningful relationships with others to help them live productive lives within their communities.


NYCLI was founded in 1994 as a state certified nonpublic preschool for children with autism. In 1995, educational services were extended to school-age children between the ages of five and eleven. In 2002, NYCLI was certified to serve the needs of learners up to age 21. The institute implements a science-based educational approach and is committed to providing the highest standard of education for its students.

Although it is an independent, nonpublic institution, NYCLI's preschool and school are accredited and certified by the New York City Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.

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