Standing Tall is a non-profit, Conductive Education school in New York City for non-verbal students with severe neuro-motor disorders.
Our mission is to joyfully and lovingly help our students build bridges to actively participate in the world so that they may…
- Express themselves
- Contribute their ideas
- Actively participate in satisfying relationships with others
- Live to their fullest potential
The vision of Standing Tall is to be the center of excellence for educating non-verbal students with severe neuro-motor disorders by growing our model school to 30+ students and replicating our model to other classrooms around the country and abroad.
Standing Tall combines Conductive Education—a highly structured intensive program of daily physical training—with Communican -- a communication and instruction program developed to systematically teach communication, literacy, and academics to children who are nonverbal.
Our classes are very small, and students use their bodies actively throughout the day while learning reading, math, literature, music, science, and art. The children get out of their wheelchairs—quite literally “standing tall”—to meet physical as well as academic goals.
Standing Tall is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.