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Rebecca School is a therapeutic day school for children ages 4 to 21, promoting the education and development of children with neurodevelopmental delays of relating and communicating, including autism spectrum disorders.


We utilize the Developmental Individual Differences Relationship-based (DIR®) model. The DIR® Methodology developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan proceeds from the core belief that relationships are the foundation of learning. At Rebecca School, we consider the variations in individual motor and sensory processing systems and tailor each child’s program to his or her specific needs.

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Dr. Gil Tippy, Clinical Director
Gil Tippy and Rae Leeper at ICDL International Conference 2014
Posted on November 14, 2014

from Gil Tippy: Rae and I got a chance to present at the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning’s (ICDL) International Conference on 11/9/14. We presented on the way that a DIR/Floortime curriculum meets the requirements of the Common Core Standards, is relatively easy to do, and is very effective with kids on the Autism […]

Respecting Autism Conference Panel
Vermont Conference Recap!
Posted on October 7, 2014

Gil Tippy reports on our presentations in Vermont:At the Rebecca School, we are still on a high, after the amazing conference, “Respecting Autism“, we gave at Middlebury College on September 27th. In conjunction with the Sapphire Center, a very cool local center for kids with developmental challenges that is doing DIR/Floortime, staff from the Rebecca School […]

Rebecca School on Radiolab!
Posted on September 22, 2014

Over this past summer, Tina McCourt and Dr. Gil Tippy were interviewed for NPR’s Radiolab podcast…which just went live! Listen here: http://www.radiolab.org/story/juicervose/ Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, promising careers, and a brand new home when their youngest son Owen started to disappear.  3 months later a specialist sat Ron and Cornelia […]