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What is APTS®
APTS®, or Alternative Paths Training School®, is a private non-profit educational, vocational and behavioral consultation program for students and adults with developmental and other disabilities. Our school-based program serves students from 19 counties aged 5-22 at campuses in Alexandria, Manassas and Fredericksburg, VA and we provide consultation services throughout Virginia and Maryland.
"THANK YOU to APTS for the tremendous work you do with (and for) our children. We are truly thankful for your hard work and dedication, because it takes a very special person to do what you do. You are teaching and molding our kids into the best citizens that they can be, when most have given-up or stopped trying. Our children are very special people and you should feel so proud of the work and accomplishments that you make on a daily basis with them. I have seen a huge difference in James* in just the short period of time that he's been at APTS. It makes me feel so good to hear him proudly tell me that he got all of his school work done, or that he had a great day! Thank you all for helping my son to be successful!" - Jackie K., APTS Parent
Dear Friends and Family,
It is with great pride that we have the opportunity to share with you our journey in educating and supporting those with special needs in our community. For over 25 years, both individually and collectively, we have been providing community-based educational, behavioral, and training services to children, adults, families, caregivers, and agencies in a variety of venues. For the last 13 of those years, we have brought together our knowledge, experience, and expertise to a unique school-based program that remains actively a part of, rather than apart from, the communities in which our constituents live, learn, work, and recreate. “Tearing Down the Walls” that separate individuals with special needs from a better quality of life®,” is the cornerstone of our effort and continues to drive our quest for expanding on the highest quality of services. On behalf of APTS® we would like to say thanks, and invite you to share in the next leg of our journey. There is no way we could continue this mission without the support of our community, and it’s because of you that we’ve undertaken this labor of love. We prize our relationship with each of you, and feel privileged that we walk together on this path.
Al and Sue