About Search Circles

SEARCH Learning Group was created based on three founding principles:

Behavior Analysis

SEARCH is dedicated to providing superior behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the only intervention that has been empirically-validated to be an effective treatment for autism. ABA has decades of research supporting its efficacy and its principles drive all our intervention programming.

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Family Involvement

SEARCH is committed to working closely with parents and caregivers. When a family joins SEARCH, we dedicate our full clinical and support resources to the family and begin a collaboration as we move forward together. Parents play an integral role in our educational program and participate in both center-based as well as home training opportunities. This combination of services allows meaningful and lasting changes to truly occur.

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Tailored Approach

SEARCH’s educational model is focused on individualized programming and highly specialized instruction. Our program works with a limited number of students to ensure that our comprehensive approach remains effective and utilizes best practice. By offering a limited number of placements, SEARCH ensures we are able deliver superior services and achieve optimal results with each child.

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Supervisor with Child Reading Book

SEARCH provides a comprehensive behavior analytic program based on a collaborative effort between our clinical staff and the families we service.

SEARCH provides a comprehensive behavior analytic program based on a collaborative effort between our clinical staff and the families we service.

From parents

  • When our son was diagnosed with autism, it was upsetting, scary and confusing. SEARCH Learning Group provided not only him, but our entire family with the information, support, and tools he needed for success. Through hard work, exceptional ABA services, and the home support provided by their team of professionals, he has made remarkable gains. I credit them with not only changing his life but giving him his life back. My child recently started kindergarten unidentified and unsupported. He is learning, making friends, and loving school!

    -Parent of May 2014 Graduate
  • One of the best moments was when we found SEARCH Learning Group. They immediately implemented the appropriate programs for him to be able to learn. They helped him generalize the skills he learned at the center into our home. The staff at SEARCH is not only knowledgeable but also loving and made our son feel both happy and successful in their learning center. SEARCH prepared our son for his next placement by implementing similar programs and supports that are used at the premier ABA schools of NJ. We would not be where we are today without SEARCH.

    -Parent of August 2014 Graduate
  • SEARCH was one of our best decisions. The teachers are qualified, well-trained and consistently supervised by full-time BCBA's who are always on-site. The director is always there to listen and help and the administrative staff are wonderful. Our son made tremendous improvements during his time at SEARCH and is now placed in a private school placement. SEARCH is the next best thing to the premier specialized autism schools in NJ.

    -Parent of August 2014 Graduate
  • My son became a SEARCH learner when he was 2 1/2 years old. When he began at SEARCH, his receptive language was fairly strong but his expressive language was almost non-existent. During his time with SEARCH, he learned to communicate with many words and phrases and became much more verbal. My husband and I received weekly training both at the center and at home and learned how we could help our son by using ABA in our daily lives. Most importantly, his teachers and all the staff at SEARCH taught my son in a very loving, happy, fun-filled environment. Some of the best people I have ever met work at SEARCH!.

    -Parent of July 2014 Graduate

From professionals

  • As a special education attorney, I have seen many autism education programs and SEARCH surpasses them by far.  SEARCH is one of the highest quality programs in the state.  Carrie Kahana does an outstanding job at guiding parents through the entire process and my clients couldn’t be happier with the services they get at SEARCH.

    -Special Education Attorney, Northern NJ

From doctors

  • I refer newly diagnosed patients to SEARCH because I am continually impressed with the quality of their services.  They have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to tailor their instruction to address the diverse needs of my patients.  SEARCH is a quality organization that can give children with autism and their families the support they need.  

    -Developmental Pediatrician, Northern NJ