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About Us

Too often families of children with autism are faced with an impossible choice: Go to a traditional ABA center and miss out on academic progress or social growth, or go to a public school and forego ABA therapy. Or, try to do it all! Jam-pack your schedule full of school, therapy and extracurriculars that are burdensome, tiring (for parents and kids!), and expensive.

Here, you can stop compromising and start thriving.
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Meet our Founder


Meet Bethany Correia, founder and CEO of the Robert Grey Center. Bethany brings over 30 years experience in a wide variety of teaching environments, including working with and advocating for people with disabilities. Over the years, she’s seen too many families forced to make these hard choices and not get the support they need to truly flourish. She started the Robert Grey Center to create a place where kids with autism can thrive and families get the support they need, without the hard choices.


The Road to Opening

Learn about Bethany's background as an educator and the story behind founding The Robert Grey Center.


Meeting Robert

Bethany has been advocating for people with disabilities since she could talk. Starting with her younger cousin, Mary, who has down syndrome, and branching out to more formal volunteer programs as young person. By 1997, she was working professionally with her first student with disabilities - The namesake behind “Robert” in the Robert Grey Center.



Helping Families Navigate Special Education

Bethany's teaching career moved to Regular Education, where she continued to happily volunteer, advocate for and work with children who had Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Later, she helped develop Bridge Camp, a camp in Rhode Island that welcomes kids with various disabilities, and enables them to experience overnight camp.

Over the years, she worked privately with families to help children and adults with disabilities acquire new skills and find community. Two of these wonderful humans still refer to her family as their “other family” and remain close.

Eventually, that led her to helping families navigate the special education process. Ultimately, it was this work that made her realize that the Robert Grey Center was needed.



Meeting the "Grey" in Robert Grey

One of those families was Greyson’s family. Greyson was a bright boy, ready to leave his ABA center and enter public school. His center and parents had many questions about his readiness. Did he have the skills needed? What did that environment look like? How could they prepare him? As always, Bethany was happy to step in and help and advocate for Grey. Like so many before him, he deserved nothing but the best, and it was hard for his parents to find in Rhode Island.

That was the catalyst that led her to the decision to bridge these worlds and help give these children and their families so much of what they needed. ABA serves a strong purpose. But it is not enough to see these children through a clinical lens. As a mother, a public school teacher and above all an advocate for people with disabilities for more than thirty years, Bethany knew she could make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Our Values

These values enable all of us at the Robert Grey Center to function together as a team and work toward our common goals. They can be seen and heard in all we do here in our community.


Acting with strong ethics is a priority for everyone representing the Robert Grey organization. We pride ourselves on being honest and dedicated. This means keeping promises, always helping, putting the children first, and respecting one another.


It’s not just the best policy. It’s our core business practice to act in a transparent, trustworthy manner that earns the respect of the children we serve, colleagues, families, and the community.


Our culture of humility and continuous learning is a core principle of success. We teach each other and actively learn from one another. This allows our team to learn, to grow, and to better ourselves.


When we work together, we create something greater than ourselves as individuals. Our supportive, collaborative community works together toward our common goals.


Accepting responsibility for your actions is the ultimate way we build trust in the children we serve, our colleagues, families, and the community. 

Diversity & Inclusion

We welcome different lived experiences and perspectives and a range of backgrounds into a shared environment where everyone has equal opportunity.

Ready to stop compromising and start thriving?

Get in touch with our team today and learn more about how The Robert Grey Center can help your family.