A non-profit school for youth with autism, where they can become the greatest version of themselves.
Aiden Kramer passed away in the arms of his loving parents, Matt and Melissa Kramer on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Matt and Melissa are the founders of GTBC, having built the school five years ago for Aiden and others with similar needs. Melissa is the Executive Director, and Aiden was a student at our Southpoint location until entering Hospice care this spring.
Please help us honor the life and legacy of Aiden Kramer, and the Kramer Family's mission, by making a donation to our Aiden Kramer Fund. Proceeds of which will be used to continue his legacy and the amazing work of supporting children, teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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At Growing Together Behavioral we are on a mission to change lives!! Specifically, to enhance the lives of children, teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, by providing the structure, support and love needed to help them learn and grow in an ethical, safe and nurturing environment. We strive every day, in partnership with our families, to help each person become the greatest version of themselves!
Growing Together Behavioral Center is one of Jacksonville's premiere schools for children, teens and young adults (ages 3 - 22) with autism and other developmental disabilities. We pride ourselves on being a school of high integrity where each child is treated as an individual, and educational plans are tailored to their personal needs.
We are currently enjoying our sixth school year at our Southpoint location, and opened our second location in Mandarin in January, 2021. We have students age 3 - 12 at Southpoint and students ages 7 - 22 at Mandarin. You can find out more about our many comprehensive programs here, and if interested, you can join our wait list here.
For each child, we offer a comprehensive educational and therapeutic program, specifically providing students with customized academic plans, while integrating proven, research-based behavioral strategies into every learning task. Our school is unique from the public school settings, as we are able to focus on the specific needs of each individual child, whether academic, life skills, vocational learning or behavioral. We are also unique in that we offer year-round school and extremely low student to teacher ratio (largest class 6:2), both of which are proven methods to help our children work toward their highest level of learning.
At Growing Together we believe all students affected by autism and other developmental disabilities can reach their fullest potential through an education based in structure, fun engagement with peers, and loving teachers and staff supporting who encourage them daily. Each child's individual strengths and challenges are continually assessed to direct the child's teachers in selecting the best methodologies to target the child’s current needs. We believe that open communication between teachers, staff and families is a must, and we have communication plans in place with each family to meet those needs.
We are proud to have:
*Year-round school (students have a total of 7 weeks off throughout the 12 month school year)
*Staff that is highly qualified and continues to participate in targeted professional development
*Full Day programs drop off 8:30 am and pick up at 3 pm (with the option to extend your day until 5 pm)
*Half Day programs drop off at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 12 pm.
*Individualized and group parent training/support
*We accept FES-UA grants, HOPE scholarship and most insurances, including medicaid
*Classes offered in 1:1, 2:1, 6:2 and other small class ratios, based on each child’s individual needs
*Our current locations are in the heart of Jacksonville, in the beautiful Southpoint area, close to I-95 and JTB and in Mandarin directly off Old St Augustine Road just south of I-295.
We want to support you in this journey, it's not one to walk alone. We can’t wait to become a part of your extended support family/team!
Co-Founder & Executive Director
We're growing, and we need your support! Join in the mission of helping young children and teens learn and grow in their own individual and unique ways! All donations are tax deductible and 100% will be used for the growth of our programs at our Southpoint and Mandarin locations.
TrustingHim, Inc DBA: Growing Together Behavioral Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization in the State of Florida. License #CH51331.
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