Helping Teens Embrace Life & Learning

One Success at a Time

About the Academy

Maple Lake Academy provides the answers and long-term results to adolescents, ages 12-17, struggling with the effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication Disorder, and  Verbal/Nonverbal Learning Disorders. With a warm home environment, balancing structure and love, we work closely with our students to teach and practice the critical skills they will need to succeed socially, emotionally and academically.  We believe that all students are unique and require individualized programs to best reach their potential. The combination of our expertise and dedication to this work with our families is truly a journey of love in building their family bridge to success.

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“We cannot say enough good things about Maple Lake. It was nothing less than a lifesaver for our daughter, who made stunning, jaw-dropping progress in overcoming her social anxiety and related issues while within its nurturing care.”

John O.Parent

“Maple Lake Academy saved my life and our family. The team at MLA is the best of the best with the most caring staff and most amazing therapists and clinical team. As a person who has been through the program I can honestly say it was the best decision my parents ever made for me and our family. ”

Kirsten M.Student

“Maple Lake treats its students as individuals, not as diagnoses. We were respected for who we were and who we could become, rather than who we had been before.”

Kayla I.Student

“Before we came to MLA, our son struggled to stay at school for more than a few hours a day. Through the care and clear expectations of the MLA team he grew in confidence and competence and completed high school a year ahead of schedule! ”


“My experiences at Maple Lake Academy have changed the direction of my family. The staff and the school provided a loving, homey and safe environment for my student. In this atmosphere my daughter learned the skills on how to understand and cope with her autism disorder. I feel the environment provided at Maple Lake Academy was crucial in allowing my student to grow into the independent young woman she is today.

Lisa B.Parent

“Maple Lake has helped me manage my emotions and cope with my depression. The time spent away from my parents helped foster better communication with them as well. With my therapist and my parents, we navigated our issues and worked towards better understanding each other. Thank you Maple Lake!”

Andrew P.Student

“Maple Lake taught me the value in letting people in. It taught me about connection, and how when I am with people, everything is so much lighter. Maple Lake taught me how to be happy.”


“MLA’s real strengths lie in the competency of the therapists and the strong, effective leadership of its director. Our son shifted from disengaged and depressed into a young man who is engaged with life, others, and his own personal growth.”

Rick & Meredith G.Parents

“Our family achieved a “reset” through our many experiences at Maple Lake Academy. With MLA's help, and through the friendships made with of all the professionals in the MLA community, our family gained significant insights to help us move along together in the years ahead.”

Mr. & Mrs. HartParents

“Maple Lake helped me become more confident in setting and holding boundaries and allowed me to see first hand how important it is to maintain healthy relationships.”

Lisa S.Student

“The dedicated, professional, and helpful staff took the time to learn how to best lead our daughter and our family to the right tools to get the job done. These invaluable "tools for a lifetime" produced the much needed transformation for our daughter, giving her a voice and the confidence to make healthy decisions on her own.”

Michael F.Parent

“Despite being at a special school in our hometown for children with learning issues, our son was doing badly and getting steadily more depressed. Maple Lake was a big game changer for our son.”


Our unique environment provides answers and long-term results to adolescents struggling with

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/ High Functioning Autism
  • “Asperger’s Disorder”
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • NonVerbal Learning Disorder
  • Pervasive Development Disorder (PDDNOS)
  • Reactive Attachment Traits
  • ADHD
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Learning DisabilitiesExecutive Functioning Deficits
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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Why Maple Lake?

Maple Lake Academy is a unique program for students with challenges due to Autism Spectrum and/or Social, Emotional and Academic challenges.  Our students are bright adolescents who have great potential but may be experiencing difficulty in finding success in their everyday lives.