SAN JOSE, Calif.--Nov.30, 2017 - The Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs, Inc. announces the appointment of retired educator Dan Fowler of San Jose, Calif., to its executive board. The board has also elected sitting board members Bob Cole and David Millar, MBA, to the positions of vice president and treasurer respectively. Fowler joins Second Start [...]
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San Jose, CA - Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs, Inc. welcomes Andrew M. Phillips, Esq. to its board. Phillips is a San Jose, California, attorney and vice dean at Lincoln Law School of San Jose, and has over 30 years of experience in business and law. The Second Start board is composed of 10 business executives [...]
Part of the curriculum at Pine Hill and Newton Learning San Jose include work and professional development classes that help our students get ready for life post-graduation. Andrew Suarez, the workability specialist, has helped many students reach their goal by landing an internship or a job in the community. David Rivera, 18, is one the students [...]
California Business Journal article on Second Start: resources and strategies to help the lives of students with Autism
Rick Weinberg shares our story through the eyes of Mrs. Valentine, Newton Learning Center Reno teacher, who changed her life after enrolling her child in one of our schools. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL Bethany Valentine was so impressed with the Second Start autism program at the Newton Learning Centers and Pine Hill Schools [...]
As Autism Spectrum Disorder become more prevalent, finding resources to accommodate a diagnosed child’s needs can be difficult. What most people do not know is that an average of 3.5 million Americans currently live with Autism. Although there is no known cause or cure, children with Autism can manage their communicative and social impairments. Public schools often struggle to provide [...]
PRESS RELEASE SAN JOSE, Calif. - Second Start Learning Disabilities Programs Inc. announced today that it has added two new board members to its board of directors, bringing the autism and behavior education program to a leadership board of nine. According to board president, Ira M. Gostin, Dr. Christine Hagie of San Jose, California and [...]
Many studies have shown that exotic pets can help children with learning disabilities improve their classroom engagement by being more attentive and relaxed. When Bethany Valentine, teacher at Newton Learning Center, discovered the PETCO grant for Pets in the Classroom she jumped on the opportunity. Mrs. Valentine shares her story below: I always knew that when [...]
"April is National Autism Awareness Month and on Tuesday morning, members of the Nevada Legislature heard from autism advocates, service providers, and parents about the challenges they face." -Ky Sisson This past Tuesday, our Reno center received special guests from KTVN. Check out the link below to watch the report! Nevada Legislature Hears From Autism [...]
It is Second Start’s mission to create a path to success for all of our students. Our goal is to intergrade our students with the community and help them become active members of our society. We developed programs to better prepare the students for life after high school and expose [...]
About Temple Grandin- Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at the University of Colorado. She is an advocate for ethical practices in the livestock industry and autism. Grandin is one of the few people to share her experience living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her lifetime, Gradin invented the "huge" device to [...]