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Serving the Greater New Orleans
Autism Community.

Chartwell Center is a New Orleans nonprofit (501c3) working to make a difference in the Autism Community. We are in our 18th year educating and providing clinical services to children and adults with autism. Currently, we provide a wide variety of services including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), academic services and vocational training.

Pieces to the Chartwell Puzzle

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ABA Clinic

Our ABA Clinic implements Applied Behavioral Analysis for children ages 3 to 7 who are on the autism spectrum. We work with our children on important skill building with the goal of returning them to a mainstream classroom. One highly trained staff member works with one child, and we offer opportunities for inclusion like trips to the library, horseback riding and other activities outside of Chartwell.

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Center

The Center is set up for children and adolescents between 8 and 21 years old who are on the autism spectrum. Here, our teachers and staff utilize the UNIQUE Curriculum in combination with ABA principles to provide a structured and safe learning environment. Staff to client ratios are between 1:1 and 1:2. Our goals in Center can range from solidifying communication systems, increasing socialization in a collaborative environment, to making strides academically.

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PATH Program

Our PATH Program is offered to adults who are 21 and older. We focus on vocational skills, activities of daily living, and a variety of other individualized goals. Many of our adults in PATH have jobs at local businesses like, The Marriott Hotels, Courtyard Brewery, Mona’s, and Theo’s Pizza. The PATH Program is Chartwell’s gem – unique in its service to the New Orleans community, and on the cutting edge of best practices for adults on the spectrum.

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Outreach/Training

Chartwell believes that education creates change. It drives what we do with our staff, the individuals that we serve, and our community. Outreach and training represent the fourth piece to our puzzle. Chartwell hosts interns from Tulane University, works with the LSU Speech-Language Pathology Program, and is always looking for new opportunities to broaden the visibility and understanding of autism in New Orleans. Please reach out for current training offerings and ways to connect with Chartwell.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline that can apply across a broad range of interventions, but has been specifically proven by research to be effective for those on the Autism Spectrum. ABA is identified as best practice for the population that we work with at Chartwell, and it is the one service that is reimbursed by commercial insurance companies and Medicaid.

We implement ABA principles across the age range in a variety of different ways. We use traditional Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and we use a Naturalistic Teaching Environment (NET). The NET facilitates the educational experience in a classroom setting, and we also utilize it to teach vocational skills to our adults in the PATH program.

Get to Know Us!

The Chartwell Center started from humble beginnings and has developed through community supported growth. Learn about our mission, how we are building upon our cornerstone, and why we are proud to be called Chartwell!

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