About Us


Nationally-recognized experts in educating students with autism and intellectual disabilities.

A better way

Developing the right solution

SummitUp was developed and tested by Stephen Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and his team at The Summit Center, a nationally-recognized private school in Western New York for students age 3-21 with developmental disabilities—primarily autism.

In an effort to reduce redundancy and ensure that the most scientifically-validated methods of instruction were consistently utilized, Dr. Anderson brought together a team of experts, including specialists in curriculum and instruction, to design and develop a one-of-a-kind solution—SummitUp.

The perfect testing environment

With more than 320 students and 40 classrooms, The Summit Center was the ideal testing environment for SummitUp. Feedback from teachers who were using the program led to enhanced features and improvements that benefit everyone who uses SummitUp. With more than 70 years of collective experience educating children, the product development team at The Summit Center is passionate about their mission and the comprehensive solution they’ve created.


Experienced professionals

A talented and dedicated team

Dr. Anderson and his team have published research studies, books, and book chapters, and have presented technical papers and lectures at hundreds of national and statewide conferences. These achievements have helped build a national reputation for distinguished expertise in the field.

The Summit Center

Located in Buffalo, NY, The Summit Center employs a staff of more than 500 full-time, part-time, and contractual employees who are dedicated to serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Summit Center provides education services, behavioral and mental health clinic services, family support services, and adult programs to more than 2,300 Western New York students and their families.