Message from the executive director

As we begin to think about our centennial, we are proud of our commitment to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual/developmental disabilities throughout New York and our efforts to enrich and improve their lives. Our mission is to work in partnership with families and communities to enable children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead meaningful lives. This provides the foundation and basis for all the work we do. Although we have grown and changed over the past century, our dedication to the people we serve, and the familial feeling among our staff and those we serve remained consistent. Individual care, a partnership with each family and ongoing staff development-these remain consistent guideposts.

We encourage you to read about the broad range of services we provide and are pleased to introduce you to some of our children and adult individuals and our staff. We hope our website gives you a sense of the work we are doing — and the compassion and commitment with which we do it.

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Mission

Our Mission

To work in partnership with families and communities to enable children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual/developmental disabilities to lead meaningful lives.

Our Values

By working with families and communities, we help enable children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead full, meaningful lives that include a chance to work and contribute. Everyone has valuable talents and abilities. And everyone matters. We seek to transform the way communities and societies understand, relate to, and support citizens with developmental disabilities. By honoring diversity in values, heritages, abilities, and interests, we help to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

Board Members

Members of The Board of Directors of the SHIELD OF DAVID, INC.

Beth Anisman President

Michael E. Katz Treasurer

Connie Schraft Secretary

Patti G. Abelson

Toni Bernstein

Kevin R Genirs

Barry Goodman

Dr. Robyn Landow

Norman Lowe

Joel Moss

Leslie Pearson

Lori Reinsberg

Dr. Bijan Safai

Jason M. Shapiro

Louise Young

Staff Development

Staff development is an integral component of all Shield Institute programs. Our professional team provides support and direction for mandated trainings and staff workshops that highlight best practices in the field. This highly capable team of professionals has advance training in CPR, First Aid, SCIP-R and HIPAA regulations.

Staff development provides the backbone of professional development at The Shield. Evidenced based practices are supported through a variety of hands on activities in collaboration with program directors and principals. Teachers and therapists benefit from in depth discussion, exploration and demonstration of technology and curricula.

Corporate Compliance

The Shield Institute complies with all federal, state and city mandates regarding consumer and student privacy and billing regulations. To make a confidential (or anonymous) complaint, our toll free compliance helpline is 877-547-6402 or email: complianceofficer@shield.org

Corporate Compliance Contact Information

Corporate Compliance Vendor Guidelines

Shield Institute Code of  Ethical Conduct

Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)

FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act)