"Coral Gables Now" interviews Crystal Academy CEO David Pike on Autism Intervention and the first ASD center in Coral Gables.
Mary and David Pike were honored to be asked to host the 2014 Tropical Nights benefiting the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
"Taco" the Guinea pig
Crystal Academy welcomes "Taco" the Guinea pig to the cllassroom. We voted on the name Taco but the vote for funniest picture is still open.
Social Fun Day!
Everyone has a great time on Social Fun Day, especially the staff! With art, recreation, fun learning games, and many more playful, social activities.
Every child's life begins with the ability and desire to communicate with the people they love. Children on the autism spectrum suffer difficulties in all areas of communication, socialization and learning. Early intensive intervention has proven critical to these children realizing their highest potential.
At the CRYSTALACADEMY, that is our mission.
Therapists collaborate to craft the most modern EVIDENCE BASED SERVICES into holistic programs individualized for each child.
IDYLIC SECURE LOCATION
"I am so grateful for Crystal Academy, all the therapists and especially your family for putting it all on the line to make it all possible. The best thing we have done for our son is to put him in Crystal Academy. I am proud to say we are a part of the Crystal Academy Family. You and Mary have created an incredible place for all the children and I hope you know how much you are appreciated." Mom
"We were getting out of the denial phase but the search for a school was agonizing. We found Crystal Academy and decided to give it a shot. Within weeks my son was brighter, happier and closer to our world. At CA I see people who know what they are doing and have a lot of love, and the guts to teach parents since we are now therapist too. I feel happy, with hope, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Dad
I recently visited Jennifer Durocher Ph.D. UM-CARD ands she was very positive about Luke's gains, especially his ability to use scripted verbal and behavioral responses with accuracy and the flexibility to generalize as needed. She sends a HUGE KUDOS to Crystal Academy. I hope the CA staff knows that YOU are what parents of ASD children hope to find in a treatment center and so much more!" Mom
"This is amazing! I'm so proud of him...and the work that you are doing with him is nothing short of MIRACULOUS! ;-) I remember feeling extremely grateful when he could speak, even if just to request cookies...Math and reading were hard to imagine as a possibility back then...I will be eternally grateful to God and CA for his progress! ;-)..." Mom