Canisius’ Autism Spectrum Disorder Summer Program


Canisius College’s Institute for Autism Research is now accepting applications for their summerMAX programs designed to support families of children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.

While the program is a treatment program, kids are not told that they have an Autism Spectrum Disorder or that it is a treatment program. The kids see it as a summer camp. Each week there is an end of the week field trip. The kids will also go swimming twice a week! To find out more about the programs and to see if your child qualifies click on the link below that describes your child’s age.

summerMAXyc for 4-6 year old children

summerMAX for 7-12 year old children


Institute for Autism Research at Canisius



DBT Group for Adults


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment commonly used in therapy. If you you’re an adult and can answer yes to any of the following questions, this group may mark the turning point for you toward living a fulfilled and overcoming life!

  1. Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions?
  2. Do you say things or react to circumstances and then feel regret?
  3. Do you struggle with managing your emotions?
  4. Do you experience drama in your relationships?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I guarantee you that you are not alone. Click here to discover more about addressing these challenges.
DBT Group Flyer. 1-26-15

A Generous Global Update


Over the past few months our GCCS family has demonstrated extraordinary generosity. In October our middle school students raised over $500 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. In November GCCS raised over $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project that was presented to their organization during our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. For the holiday season that spans November and December, our annual Food Drive collected over 3,100 pounds of food for over 36,000 households in need. Also, in December, our National Elementary and Junior Honor Societies assembled and donated a plethora of warm blankets to Friends of the Night People, while our music department’s Superstar Violinists brought holiday cheer to residents of a local nursing home and patients at Roswell.

Community service opportunities are an integral, supplementary projects to our GCCS curriculum that supports our mission to “provide a top-quality educational program wherein students become responsible, caring family and community members.” I want to extend a sincere thank you to all of you – our generous students, parents, faculty, and staff members who helped to make all of this possible. You have brought so much warmth and love to many of our WNY community. I hope your heart was by warmed by this update as you bring in a happy new year!

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