About Us

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.


Meet Our Team

Meet our professional staff of diagnosticians and instructors versed in a wide range of disciplines.


Success Stories

Read stories and testimonials about learners of all ages who found academic and social success at the Stern Center.


Courses & Workshops

Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.



We partner with districts and individual schools to help build strong systems of support for all learners.



Learn about the positive changes we have seen as a result of integrating our services throughout schools.


Stern Center Special Events

The Stern Center for Language and Learning has a number of signature events that occur annually. All of them, in one way or another, provide an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate learning. We hope you will join us!

If you are interested in attending ,volunteering at, or learning more about any or all of our signature events, please feel free to contact us.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming events please call 802-878-2332.

Autism Support Group

Stern Center for Language and Learning, Williston, VT

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Thursday, May 18th, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Julie Erdelyi, Program Manager for Communication Services at the Stern Center for Language and Learning will be offering a monthly parent support group for parents of children with autism. This group is free to attend and is intended to build a supportive community of families of children with autism.

Snacks and plenty of smiles will be provided! We hope you will join us.

Preregistration preferred. Please call 802-878-2332 or email us.

Student Appreciation Week

- Monday, May 15th, 2017

Held at the end of every school year, the Stern Center staff organizes multiple mini-events throughout one week to show appreciation to all of the hardworking and dedicated students that attend the Stern Center. In past year, the members of our instruction and social communication staff have treated their students to an ice cream social so students could mingle and indulge in an ice cream sundae bar.

This year, we will not only be treating our students, but parents too! For the entire week of May 15- May 19, students will be given an assortment of snacks during their instruction session, including crackers, cookies, cupcakes, pizza, and more! In addition, each student will receive a goody bag to bring home. For parents, they will be able to enjoy coffee, water, and baked goods in the waiting room.

Our staff thoroughly enjoys rewarding Stern Center students and parents for all the hard work and dedication they put in to ensuring academic and social success be achieved. We use this events as a way to strengthen the community we have built at the Stern Center and as a way to say thank you to individuals for entrusting us with their brilliant brains. Happy Student Appreciation Week!

“Wow! I attended the first night and decided to go again because it was that good.”


Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington, VT

7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

8:30 PM - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

7:00 PM - Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

8:30 PM - Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

For the third year in a row, Steve Waltien, Ben Rameaka, Andrew Knox, and Kate James return to the Queen City to entertain with totally off-the-cuff comedy inspired by audience suggestions to support the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Once again, the Vermont Comedy Club is graciously hosting our “Laughter for Learning” fundraising event and shows will be at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday night.

For those of you who attended last year’s event, we hope you’ll join us once again and bring some extra friends to laugh with you! We are hoping for a large crowd to show some love to these talented performers and, as always, to help support Stern Center instruction for students and best practices for teachers through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence.

Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. shows are $25 and tickets for the 8:30 p.m. shows are $10. These tickets can be purchased at the Vermont Comedy Club box office or on their website.

We thank the following sponsors:

LORD Corporation Laughter for Learning Sponsor

Citizen Cider Laughter for Learning Sponsor Peds One logo Stern Center sponsor

Cedar Wood Logo Stern Center Sponsor Hark Laughter for Learning Sponsor Minuteman Press Colchester Vermont Stern Center sponsor

Brickliners Stern Center Laughter for Learning Sponsor

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact us by calling 802-878-2332 or email us. 

For the first time, I was able to write a letter to my son.

- Mother and Stern Center student