Gallery: LearningSpring School for Autistic Students in NYC Earns LEED ...

Image courtesy of Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
Students who fall within the autism spectrum are often overlooked in public education. To address the problem, a group of New York City parents came together in 2001 to create the LearningSpring School, a private day school that serves 108 students in grades K-8. Thanks to the thoughtful design of Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, the students will be moving to a new eight-story, vertically oriented campus on the corner of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. The new school was built specifically to accomodate the needs of the children, incorporates a variety of green technologies, and has earned LEED Gold certification.

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  1. Russell Hornig-Rohan May 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    My name is Rusty. I am the database and spreadsheets manager for The Global Autism Project. I am an adult with autism. I am twenty-six almost twenty-seven. I found this article interesting because when I was in public schools I always had help whenever I was unsure of how to interact with other people inside and outside of the classrooms. I also found this article interesting because public and private schools have gotten plenty of honors for all of the work that the people have done to help people with autism do well in school. I want to let all of the families here know about The Paddle. The Paddle gives people and their families and friends a chance to go kayaking; many of them for the first time in their lives. We always need new volunteers. The Paddle for Autism Awareness is taking place on Saturday August 4th from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Valentino Park on Coffey Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.