About The Groden Network
In 1976, Drs. June and Gerald Groden opened the Groden Center in response to the absence of maximally effective services for persons with autism and other developmental challenges. Thirty years later, the program has expanded its services to children, teens, and adults with a range of learning and behavioral disabilities through four corporations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts:
The Groden Center, Inc. is a school and residential treatment center in Rhode Island enhancing the lives of children and youth with autism, behavioral disorders, and developmental disabilities by providing early autism intervention services, an early childhood education program at the Livingston Center, as well as providing functional and social development instruction to school-age children with learning disabilities.
The Cove Center, Inc. provides instructional vocational and residential programs for adults over 21 in Rhode Island with developmental disabilities, autism, mental retardation, behavioral disorders, emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, and mental health disorders.
The Halycon Center, Inc. provides instructional vocational and residential programs for adults over 21 in Massachusetts with developmental disabilities, autism, mental retardation, behavioral disorders, emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, and mental health disorders.
Kingston Hill Academy, an inclusive Charter School in Rhode Island, serves 80% typical children and 20% children with special needs. Kingston Hill Academy focuses on the needs of individual students through the use of individual learning plans. The academy groups children into interest and ability groups to ensure the individual needs are met while social skills and behavior are cultivated.
The Groden Center is recognized internationally for its pioneering work with individuals with autism. World renowned psychologists and other consultants are available to work with our children and adults. The Groden Center is committed to being a symbol in the community of what is possible in the field of human services as opposed to what simply is.
The Groden and Cove Centers comprise the largest provider of services in Rhode Island for children and adults with autism. Together, the Network supports over 1,000 families each year in a broad range of individualized services, employing over 500 professional and trained staff in four day and 19 residential facilities. The array of services provided by the Network reflects a continuum of supports to meet the needs of its consumers throughout their lives.
The Groden Network partners with major Rhode Island universities and colleges, teaching courses and workshops. In addition, our psychologists deliver presentations and seminars at national and international conferences. Groden Center staff have authored books and resource materials used by professionals worldwide in autism work.
Currently, the Groden Network is collaborating with URI to offer an ABA continuing education program.
Dr. Gerald Groden has developed an Applied Behavioral Psychology Certificate Program at the College of Continuing Education at the University of Rhode Island. This program will prepare someone for an associate degree in ABA procedures. Many of the Groden Network's clinical staff teach in this program. Dr. Groden is also in the process of developing a similar program at Rhode Island College.
Download the brochure for URI's Applied Behavioral Psychology Certificate Program.