Abuse at the Anderson School
now called the Anderson Center for Autism
                            History of Abuse

The truth that parents and families need to know


The following document, which was obtained through the Freedom of 
Information Law, is a memorandum from Mark Keegan, the Director of Quality Assurance and Investigations of the CQC (Commission on Quality of Care NYS) to Jan Abelseth of OMRDD (Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) revealing the “STAGGERING” number of INDICATIONS (Substantiated or Proven) cases of child abuse at the Anderson School, now called the Anderson Center for Autism, located in Staatsburg, New York, occurring during the tenure of the current Director, Neil Pollack, who began his tenure at Anderson in January of 2001.

“Our indication rate of 23% of all Anderson School cases is nearly four times the overall indication rate for both OMH and OMRDD facilities and Anderson accounts for a staggering 73% of all indications for OMRDD certified facilities.”

Note: There are approximately 6,000 OMRDD certified facilities.


~ Please review the following document . It is extremely important to know the truth about the Anderson School. We continue to have serious concerns for the safety of the vulnerable disabled children entrusted to the care of this facility, until significant changes are made in the leadership there.
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Please watch this video testimony reguarding abuse and what can be the deadly use of restraint or seclusion practices: Congressional Hearings on May 19, 2009. Part of what happened to Jonathan at Anderson is included in this testimony.

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