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Getzville, NY
Students enrolled: 235

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150 Stahl Rd
Getzville, NY 14068

(716) 629-3400
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Develops respect: Neutral
October 13, 2015
If this population is anything like I see at pick up, I dont think respect is top priority or need for these kids. This question shouldn't apply here.

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October 13, 2015
As of May 2015, almost the entire speech department and 25% of the staff quit. Many children are not getting mandated speech and OT services due to staff shortages. I was told this is probably due to Summit changing the entire way they operate and deliver services, as they are currently trying to test and market "new products" to sell to other schools/institutions. If beta-testing some new computer software and intrinsically flawed research project is why staff left in droves, I will be sending my child back to district where I know she will be receiving her mandated speech and OT sessions and not left to watch an iPad and eat Skittles.

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Grateful to: Staff member
October 13, 2015
Pretty much EVERY 1:1 aide I have ever met there is a superior human being. Some of these ladies (and the 4 guys) get really roughed-up but still show up and give my daughter a hug. I know these aides only make minimum wage but you would think they actually like their jobs when you see how they interact with the kids. The 1:1 aides are by far the best teachers I have met here.

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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
October 13, 2015
There is 25% turnover each year, sometimes more. Good teachers get into districts and leave as soon as possible. I thought Summit would pay more and retain staff after all the experience and training but they should pay staff more to stick around more than 1 year!

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Amount of homework: Just right
October 13, 2015
Homework is not given to students, but to the families. It is was tough and kept us informed.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
October 13, 2015
The students must "earn" rewards and play time, starts easy, and as they progress, it gets more difficult BUT STILL ACHIEVABLE. The "token board" can teach persistence in the slowest of kids.

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Develops empathy: Neutral
October 13, 2015
My child thinks she is Dora on a good day. Empathy is very low on the desired skills checklist throughout this school, but they did toilet-train her!!!

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Develops honesty: Neutral
October 13, 2015
The older population of this school is quite violent. I have heard of staff members having to seek medical treatment for bites, scratches and bruises and yet these violent students are still in the class room, RIGHT NEXT to some of the most fragile and vulnerable students.

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June 20, 2014
Shame on Summit Educational Resources! After working with them numerous years with my son for his Autism, I have realized that that are not concerned about the child and their outcome, but more about their own financial gain. They have made getting services so difficult for us instead of helping us, they have also lied and manipulated for their own gain. I have listened to other parents tell similar tales, but when your child needs ABA and has autism- they are the only provider in WNY, you have no alternative, and they know it. The insurance companies only cover their therapy because they keep data, but I urge parents of children with autism to look at other programs in the area I.e, floor time, sensory intergratration, other school programs. There are other great schools doing great things for our kids and not looking out for themselves.

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July 20, 2013
Beware! Education is not a priority here. Money and filling seats is the bottom line. Once your child enters the Summit system, the focus is solely on Summit s financial gain. Whether your child benefits from this or not is no matter to them. You re filling a seat which enables them to receive more funds, bottom line. Having a child with specials needs, I was hoping for a more personalized program. We were challenged at every turn and treated as though our child had no special needs. The don t rock the boat environment is in place here. Breaking away from Summit is extremely painful. They will do anything to keep your child in a seat producing their revenue. That includes bogus Child Protective Service cases thrown at you. Summit has no shame when their bottom line is challenged, money. ** Be prepared to constantly battle for what is truly right for your child s needs.

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September 06, 2011
There are some phenomenal staff working here, and everyone cares about the children. However, I removed my son from the school because of the extreme violent behavior of some of the other children. My son bites and I don't condone this, but some children here truly have severe psychiatric disorders, and scare the other children.

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August 20, 2008
My teenage daughter, diagnosed with autism at age 4, has had the good fortune to work with the staff from Summit from the time she was a preschooler. The expertise of the staff (teachers, aides, therapists, psychologists etc.), in teaching students with autism using evidence based methods is unmatched in WNY. My daughter has learned and achieved more than we ever dreamed possible. I feel extremely blessed to have such a tremendous resource - from a highly effective year-round school program, to in-home support, to respite services - right at my doorstep.

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January 06, 2006
Summit has brought my son to academic levels I never thought were possible. The teachers are very loving and kind. I dont know where we would be without summit.

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March 22, 2005
Summit has brought my son to a level of learning and friendship I didn't think he would ever meet. The staff is dedicated to the whole learning process of the kids as well as their families. Thank you Summit for all your work!

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September 13, 2004
Exceptional School that delivers Exceptional results. Adresses not only your child's acadamic needs but emotional, social and physical well-being. My son loves it there and has for the past 8 years. He hates to miss a day even during breaks.

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March 27, 2004
Summit has changed my son's life! The dedication of every staff member is outstanding. My son has attended for 2+ years and will be mainstreamed thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with Summit. His classroom team is wonderful and will be greatly missed by our entire family. The involvement with families as a whole is something I do not think you could find elsewhere. The parent support has been a very positive experience for us, as well. I would like to thank everyone from Dr. Anderson right down to all of the SEIT teachers. Thank you for changing my son's life! We love Summit!

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Summit Education Center-Lang Dev Program
150 Stahl Rd, Getzville, NY  14068
(716) 629-3400
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Summit Education Center-Lang Dev Program Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top