Our Philosophy & Values
We are dedicated to helping every individual we serve achieve the highest level of personal independence possible.
With a staff of 500 professionals and expertise in autism and social/emotional development, The Summit Center is Western New York’s leading provider of evidence-based educational, behavioral health, adult, and community programs to 1,350 children and adults each year with developmental, social and behavioral challenges.
Methodology throughout our programs is based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, which has been identified by hundreds of scientific studies as the most effective method to teach individuals with autism and other special needs. We are dedicated to helping every individual we serve achieve the highest level of personal independence possible.
We expect the best of our efforts and ourselves.
We treat each other as we wish to be treated – with honesty and empathy.
We are committed to excellence and to demonstrating improved outcomes for those we serve.
We act ethically and responsibly in all our endeavors.
We achieve results through the cooperative efforts of our team, families, volunteers and other stakeholders.
We seek opportunities to innovate and respond appropriately and flexibly to change.
Lives made better!
Guided by evidence-based practice, we maximize life success for people facing developmental, social and behavioral challenges.
Summit’s Informed Choice
We support adults with intellectual disabilities to make choices about things that are important to them, including housing, friends, work, health, recreation and leisure.
Stephen R. Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Chief Executive Officer
Amy Jablonski, Psy.D.
Vice President - Early Intervention and Education & Behavioral Health Divisions
Diana Schmit, M.S.
Vice President – Community & Adult Services
Lisa A. Foti, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Together we can fulfill the promise of a more typical life for each and every child, including those of your family, friends and neighbors who live with developmental disabilities like autism.