Cyzner Institute serves a close-knit student body in our Day School program. Our school calendar follows a typical school year from late August to early June. We have a rolling admissions policy and can accept new students throughout the academic calendar year. Please note some students may not matriculate into a classroom right away as they may benefit from participating in our 1:1 services first. Contact Us for more information about our admissions procedure and/or to schedule an initial consultation or site visit. Site visits are conducted Mondays between 9:45am and 11:30am.
Cyzner Institute reviews all applicants for admission on the basis of individual need. The Cyzner Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. Because of the probable genetic and/or environmental predisposition studied and documented in research related to autism and related neurological disorders as well as studies which explore that these disorders ay cross all racial, color, religious and ethnic backgrounds, as part of the admissions process, first and foremost, in the need of the child and his or her family. Thus, dempgraphics do not impact acceptance and subsequently are not collected.
Our Admissions procedure is as follows:
The Administrative Director will email you an Admissions Packet within 48-72 hours of your request for information. The Administrative Director will then schedule a tour of the program and facility within 2-4 weeks, contingent on your availability and staff availability. During this tour you will meet with our Director and/or Clinical Director and Parent Liaison to tour Cyzner Institute and share information about our services and your child's needs. If you have written medical, health care or educationally related evaluations on your child, please bring them with you. If we determine that our services may be appropriate for your child, you will be scheduled by the Administrative Director for an Initial Evaluation, or you may call to set-up an appointment post this initial contact. For those considering placement in our weekday school, you will be asked to bring your child for a visit as part of an observation prior to the evaluation and placement testing. Initial Evaluations are scheduled within the month following an initial tour, unless a diagnostic is required to be cmpleted first. We can help you coordinate this if applicable.
When you bring your child for the evaluation, if you have not already returned the paperwork, please provide at that time your completed application and signed "permission to share information" forms. Please also bring a snack and a drink for your child as well as favorite toys, books, etc. which are motivating for your child. Please also be prepared to pay a fee. All fees are provided in the admissions packet.
Our Director, Clinical Director, and Parent Liaison will review any previous evaluations your child may have had with other professionals and then work with your child one-to-one, observing his or her specific skill development in different areas. A variety of assessment tools are used depending upon a child's age, grade, and needs e.g., whether in need of ABA services or tutoring. If time allows, we will meet briefly at the conclusion of the evaluation for an interpretive. After the initial evaluation, a comprehensive report is then written by the Parent Liaison and/or Clinical Director within 2-4 weeks, with recommendations. The report is sent to the parents for review as long as payment was provided at the time of the evaluation. Once a family decides to enroll, a customized instructional program is developed for the child whether attending the 1:1 sessions or the Day School program.