NAPSEC MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTORY

 

Sections A through G

 

 


 

Table of Contents

 

   Link to Geographical Distribution of NAPSEC Member Programs

 

  Link to Membership Directory H-M

  

  Link to Membership Directory N - R

 

  Link to Membership Directory S - Z

 

   Link to CASA Members - Council of Affiliated State Associations

 

   Link to Affiliate Members

 


NAPSEC Members

Programs are listed in alphabetical order, letters represent sections of the directory. Member Programs that have not returned their profile information do not have an entry in the directory. To visit those programs go to Visit NAPSEC Members Site where contact information is posted.



NAPSEC Members

Programs are listed in alphabetical order,

letters represent sections of the directory

 

A B C D E F G

 

Sections A through G


A

 

The Academy at Morgan's Wonderland

 

Address                                                          5235 David Edwards Drive

                                                                        San Antonio, TX 78233

                                                                        Phone: (210) 479-3311

                                                                        Fax: (210) 637-3442

                                                                        Web: www.morganswonderland.academy

 

Contact                                                          Susan Bineham, Ph.D. - Head of School

Founded                                                        2011

Joined NAPSEC                                           2012

 

Disabilities Served

The Academy welcomes students with mild to moderate disabilities who possess the skills and willingness to participate in the unique education program we offer. 

 

Program Description

In addition to providing a strong academic background, The Academy helps prepare students for life and meaningful employment in the world beyond the school. Students at The Academy gain required skills to bolster self-esteem, while also insuring that his or her unique abilities are developed and encouraged through the development of:

• Life Skills
• Reading, Writing and Math
• Communication Skills
• Social Skills
• Work readiness Skills

The Academy is unique in that it offers an integrated curriculum in a non-traditional setting. Located adjacent to unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park, the school benefits from programming and facilities not available anywhere else. We recognize that improving the lives of individuals with special needs by equipping them with essential skills will allow them to become more productive and passionate contributors to society.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 11-24

Age at Admission - 11-24

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:5

Length of Program - 180 days

Enrollment - 36

 

Admission Procedures

1. Meet with Head of School
2. Family submits an application packet
3. Student visits school for day
4. Letter of acceptance is sent to family
 

 

Accreditation

National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES).

 

Funding Approval

F.A.S.T.    www.ismfast.com

 


 

ACCEL

Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life-Skills

 

Address                                                         10251 North 25th Avenue

                                                                       Phoenix, AZ 85051
                                                                      
Phone:  (602) 995-7366
                                                                      
Fax:      (602) 995-0867

                                                                       Web:    www.accel.org                                                                         
 

Contact                                                          Connie Laird

Founded                                                        1980                                                    

Joined NAPSEC                                           1984

Disabilities Served

Autism, emotional disabilities, mild/moderate/severe cognitive impairments, multiple disabilities, multiple disabilities with severe sensory impairments, orthopedic impairments, health impairments, speech/language impairments, traumatic brain injury, visual impairments, hearing impairments, and learning disabilities.          


Program Description

ACCEL is a private, non-profit, special education school providing educational, behavioral and therapeutic services to over 300 students, ages 3-21, with disabilities.  Incorporated in 1980, ACCEL operates 2 sites in Maricopa County.


At ACCEL, certified teachers and therapists deliver services to students utilizing a cooperative team approach.  A low student/staff ratio within the classroom ensures that students receive the highest quality, intensive services.  Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy, movement therapy, music therapy, adaptive physical education, recreation therapy and aquatics therapy, and therapeutic horseback riding program are provided.


A Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analysts positively impact students' behavioral concerns, increasing their successful interaction.  Vocational programs are conducted in actual work environments n campus and at community job sites, where students develop productive work skills to prepare themselves for future employment and/or transition into the work world.  In addition, students learn important skills such as housekeeping food preparation, and personal hygiene to maximize their independence.  The broad scope of ACCEL's nursing services includes meeting the needs of medically fragile students, responding to daily incidents, monitoring medications and providing health education.

 

ACCEL's goal is to provide exceptional services in a positive, supportive environment that will enable each student to develop the skills they need to learn, live, and work successfully with dignity and independence.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-22
Age at Admission - Open
I.Q. Range Served - Full range served
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2
Length of Program - 180 days plus 20 days extended school year for students who qualify.
Enrollment - 325
 

Admission Procedures

Students are placed by local school districts.

 

Accreditation

National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES).

 

Funding Approval

Arizona Department of Education.

 

 


 

The Adaptive Learning Center

 

Address                                                         1925 Vaughn Road, Suite 110

                                                                       Kennesaw, GA 30144

                                                                       Phone:  (770) 509-3909

                                                                       Fax:     (770) 509-5036

                                                                       Web:     www.adaptivelearningcenter.org  

 

 

Contact                                                          Charles C. Schoen

Founded                                                        1982

Joined NAPSEC                                           1994

 

Disabilities Served

Physical, cognitive, and social/emotional and behavioral disabilities such as autistic spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Fragile X, down syndrome, muscular dystrophies, and other developmental and at-risk conditions.

 

Program Description 

ALC's inclusive preschool program is unique because it is a partnership. This partnership -- between ALC and accredited, typical preschools -- allows each partner to do what it does best. Children receive an excellent early childhood education, expert therapy and special instruction all under one roof. In this partnership, children with special needs are included in preschool classrooms with children without disabilities. ALC staff members provide the extra help students need in the classroom, offer training and support to teachers, and perform on-site assessments for typical students who show signs of developmental delay.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - Birth – 6 years old

Age at Admission - 2

I.Q. Range Served - All

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1, 1:2

Length of Program - 170 Days

Enrollment - 31

 

Admission Procedures

Following a thorough interview process, our staff develops customized therapy education plans that outline specific and attainable goals for each child. Using the latest strategies and intervention standards, our support teachers take a holistic approach to meeting each child's individual needs. The ALC support teacher tracks the children's progress daily and also keeps the parents informed via daily email notes. In addition, parents receive valuable guidance and documentation that helps them plan for elementary school and beyond.

 

Accreditation

NAEYC. 

 

Funding Approval

Non-profit contributions, county funding

  


  

Allegro School

 

Address                                                                125 Ridgedale Avenue
                                                                              Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
                                                                              Phone:   (973) 267-8060    
                                                                              Fax:       (973) 267-5872

                                                                              Web:     www.allegroschool.org

 

Contact                                                                 Deborah Lewinson

Founded                                                               1989

Joined NAPSEC                                                  1996

Disabilities Served

Autism and preschool disabilities.
 

Program Description

Allegro School is a nonprofit organization.  Its mission is to provide quality services to educate and support persons who have autism/pervasive developmental disorder, as needed, throughout their lifespan.  Ever mindful of the quality of life, the intent is to maximize each individual’s potential through a highly specialized, intensive, and individualized education, from which one can transition to less restrictive and inclusive settings, when appropriate. 

 

Allegro School utilizes best practices in applied behavior analysis including discrete trial training, errorless teaching, applied verbal behavior, incidental teaching techniques, natural environment training, and community-based instruction.  Parent involvement and intensive one to one instruction are critical components of the preschool and elementary program.  The High School program is interdepartmental with emphasis on vocational exploration and functional life skills.

 

In addition to the school, Allegro’s programs include respite, family support, parent training, educational and behavioral consulting and training, group homes, and adult day services.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21

Age at Admission - varies

I.Q. Range Served - varies
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1
Length of Program - 215 days
Enrollment - 107                             

Admission Procedures

School district sends information packet including IEP.  If appropriate, intake is scheduled with student and family.


Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education and New Jersey Department of Human Services.

 


 

The Allendale Association


Address                                                             
600 West Grand Avenue

                                                                            PO Box 1088
                                                                            Lake Villa, IL 60046-1088
                                                                            Phone:  (847) 245-6400
                                                                           
Fax:      (847) 356-0455

                                                                            Web:    www.allendale4kids.org
 

Contact                                                              Mary Shahbazian, Director

                                                                            Jennifer Stiemsma, Vice President of Educational Services

Founded                                                             1897

Joined NAPSEC                                                1975
 

Disabilities Served

Speech and language disorder, mental retardation, emotional disorder, autism, learning disorder and cognitive disability.
 

Program Description

The Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment and advocacy for troubled children, youth and their families.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5-20
I.Q. Range Served - Mild MR to above average IQ
Program - Two therapeutic day schools - residential group home & transition to independent living
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - Year-round
Enrollment - 254

Admission Procedures

Referrals to be sent to the intake department.

  

Accreditation

COA, JCAHO, APAPIP, AdvancedEd

 

Funding Approval

Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Mental Health, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, private insurance and probation departments. See web site for further information.

 


 

Alpine Academy

 

Address                                                           1280 Whispering Horse Drive

                                                                         Erda, UT 84074

                                                                         Phone:  (800)244-1113

                                                                         Fax:      (435) 843-5416

                                                                         Web:    www.alpineacademy.org          

 

Contact                                                            Jason Stout

Founded                                                          2001 Alpine Academy; 1969 Utah Youth Village

Joined NAPSEC                                             2009

Disabilities Served
Adoption and attachment issues, PTSD, abuse issues, out of control behaviors at home, in school, or in the community, general or acute anxiety, truancy, minor delinquencies, experimentation/misuse of drugs or alcohol, eating disorders not requiring hospitalization, lack of self esteem, ADHD/ADD, non-psychotic teenage depression, medically controlled schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, bi-polar disorder, and personality disorders.

Program Description

Alpine Academy, founded in 2001, is a non-profit organization, owned by Utah Youth Village, founded in 1969. We are licensed as a residential treatment facility in the state of Utah and are certified as a non-public school in California.

 

Treatment takes place in a family-style environment which increases opportunities to realize and teach to maladaptive behaviors. This multi-dimensional strategy is a catalyst providing a nurturing, individualized, and strength-based treatment environment.

 

Alpine Academy focuses on a therapeutically-based family style environment, with an emphasis on individualized treatment for each girl and her family. In addition to an intensive therapeutic environment, we provide comprehensive academic services. These services are provided by an accredited private school with small class size, academic plans tailored to meet each student's needs, and a challenging yet supportive curriculum. Students may have individualized education programs, such as student-specific study at the university level, and specialized educational programs as needed.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Female
Age Range Served - 12-17
Age at Admission - 12-16
I.Q. Range Served - Varies
Program - Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program -10-12 months
Enrollment - Contact school directly
 
Admission Procedures

Alpine Academy requires a current (not more than one year old) Psychological Evaluation report (including I.Q. scores, personality assessment, and a DSM IV diagnosis). We require a current list of medications from the prescribing physician. If the youth has been classified with special education needs, a current IEP (Individualized Education Plan) must also be submitted.

 

Please note, Alpine Academy does not accept girls with a primary substance abuse diagnosis, girls who are actively suicidal, girls who are a physical risk to others, or girls with a full scale I.Q. less than 80. The youth's appropriateness for the program is assessed by the administrative team within 48 hours of receipt of complete referral information. Upon referral acceptance, a completed intake packet and initial payment is required prior to admission. Initial payment includes the first month's tuition plus a 10-day deposit. The 10-day deposit is non-refundable; it will be applied to the last month's tuition costs or refunded at the end of treatment.

 

Accreditation

Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, Teaching Family Association, California Department of Education - NPS.

 

Funding Approval
 

 


 

Alpine Learning Group

 

Address                                                                 777 Paramus Road

                                                                               Paramus, NJ 07652

                                                                               Phone:  (201) 612-7800

                                                                               Fax:      (201) 612-7710

                                                                               Web:     www.alpinelearninggroup.org  

 

Contact                                                                  Kate Britton, Principal

Founded                                                                1988

Joined NAPSEC                                                   1998

Disabilities Served
Autism.

Program Description

Provides learners with autism and their families comprehensive, scientifically-validated educational and behavioral services designed to foster individual growth and personal achievement.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - Varies
I.Q. Range Served - Varies
Program - Day and ESY

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1
Length of Program - 210 Days
Enrollment - 32
 
Admission Procedures

School District Referral.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval
New Jersey State Department of Education.

  


 

Alternatives for Children

 

Address                                                                    14 Research Way
                                                                                  East Setauket, NY 11733
                                                                                  Phone:  (631) 331-6400
                                                                                  Fax:      (631) 331-6865
                                                                                  Web:    www.alternativesforchildren.org

 

Contact                                                                     Dr. Marie E. Ficano

Founded                                                                   1969       
Joined NAPSEC                                                      1985

Disabilities Served

Children with cognitive, medical and physical disabilities including: autism; global developmental delays; pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS); Down syndrome; intellectual disability; sensory, auditory, vision or language processing disorders; language/speech disorder; developmental language delay; developmental coordination disorder; feeding disorder; visual impairment; medically fragile; cerebral palsy; spina bifida; neurological and/or orthopedic impairments; congenital abnormalities and/or disabilities; and children with other health impairments.

 

Program Description

Alternatives For Children’s therapeutic and educational staff integrate a child’s related services with their educational program, providing a whole child team approach, thus creating experiences where the individual needs of each child are met. Our early childhood professionals use developmentally appropriate approaches in the delivery of services to assure that each child’s IFSP or IEP goals can be achieved.

 

Our Early Intervention services provide infants and toddlers with special needs their first educational and therapeutic experiences; this promotes competencies in families and provides them with needed information, expertise and emotional support.

 

At our center based special education preschools, we use the Creative Curriculum, which is aligned with the New York State Learning P-12 Common Core Learning Standards, to guide young children in learning and acquiring necessary content and skills. The Creative Curriculum is an early childhood curriculum designed to foster children’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development, as well as enhance learning in literacy, math, social studies, the arts and technology.

 

Staff and teachers encourage children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners. We provide a natural learning environment with opportunities to enhance and enrich each child’s educational experience. Our comprehensive preschool programs are designed with each child’s needs and goals in mind so that they are positioned to meet or exceed the criteria established for their age, be ready to learn, be inquisitive, and be successful as they transition to the kindergarten environment.

 

Alternatives for Children offers home, childcare setting, community location, or center based therapeutic and educational programs for children birth to three years of age. A center based therapeutic preschool is available to children 3-5 years of age. Special Education Related Services include: physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech and language therapy; music therapy; feeding therapy; student/parent counseling; vision services; assistive technology; augmentative communication and support groups. Alternatives For Children also offers an integrated center-based program. An early childcare center and nursery school are also available for children six weeks to five years of age.

 

Other Locations

168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone 631-283-3272 Fax 631-283-3356

1116 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931, Phone 631-722-2170 Fax 631-722-2177

600 South Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746, Phone 631-271-0777 Fax 631-271-0999

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - Birth - 6

Age at Admission - Birth - 6

I.Q. Range Served - Diverse

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio: an array of classroom ratios and settings are available to serve the needs of each child. IFSP 2 ½ hour class 6:1:1 3, 4 and 5 hour classes 6:1:2 4 hour classes 12:1:1 2 ½, 3, 4 and 5 hour classes 12:2:1 3 hour class 12:1:2 5 hour integrated classes 15:1:2 2 ½ and 5 hour integrated classes 18:2:1 3 and 5 hour integrated classes.

Length of Program - 12 Months

Enrollment - 550

 

Admission Procedures

Children may be referred by the Nassau or Suffolk Counties’ Department of Health-Division of Services for Children with Special Needs, New York State Early Childhood Direction Center, pediatricians, parents, hospitals/health-related facilities, and school districts. Upon referral, a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation is completed by the evaluation team, which includes two or more qualified personnel from different disciplines, with at least one specialist in the area of suspected delay or disability. If the multidisciplinary evaluation determines that the child meets the criteria for services or has been classified as an eligible preschool student with a disability, the evaluation team, county officials or the school district, and the family meet to tailor an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and determines the services and program that best serves the needs of the child.
 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York State Department of Health, and New York State Department of Education.

  


 

American School for the Deaf

 

Address                                                                139 North Main Street

                                                                              West Hartford, CT
-                                                                              Phone:  (860) 570-2300

                                                                              Fax:      (860) 570-2293   

                                                                              Web:   www.asd-1817.org

 

Contact                                                                Jeff Bravin

Founded                                                              1817

Joined NAPSEC                                                 2014

 

Disabilities Served

Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Intellectual Disability
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Social Emotional
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Autistic
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Other Health Impairment
  

 

Program Description

Founded in 1817, ASD is the oldest school for the Deaf in the United States. ASD’s American Sign Language (ASD)/English Bilingual Approach embraces all effective modes of communication, including ASL, Speech, and writing. ASD’s mission empowers all Deaf and Hard of Hearing to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners. The American School for the Deaf offers students a full range of programming from pre-school to twelfth grade, The school serves deaf and hard of hearing students (ages 3 -21), including those with additional disabilities, as well as offering alternative education for students with emotional/behavioral disorders in the PACES (Positive Attitudes Concerning Education and Socialization) Residential Treatment Program. Instruction is conducted in small classes with a variety of approaches to meet the needs of diverse learners. Other special services may include instruction in communication skills, (speech, auditory training, speech-reading and sign language), cochlear implant support, counseling (personal and guidance), occupational and physical therapy, “sister school” arrangements with local public schools, access to computer laboratories, enhanced literacy activities, mainstream opportunities, and a vocational program. All pre-K – 12 curriculum offerings are based on the State of Connecticut Common Core Standards as adopted by the state Department of Education. A variety of extracurricular activities is offered to all students. The school also serves deaf and hard of hearing students in the public school system through the Outreach and Support Services department: providing teachers and teaching consultants, sign language support, interpreters, audiological support, cochlear implant support, counseling services, and more. This department also serves children and families through its Birth to Three program. All services available through the Outreach and Support Services department are provided statewide and beyond. 

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - 1varies
I.Q. Range Served - 
Program - Day; Residential (5 -day & 7 day); ESY; Summer Camp
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 8:1 School Program, 6:1:1 Residential Treatment Program
Length of Program - 180 School Program, 365 Residential Treatment Program
Enrollment - 165

                                                                       

Admission Procedures

Admission to ASD is on a rolling basis. Application and referral for admission must be made by the school district in which the student resides (LEA). Parents and school districts are critical partners in planning a student's program. Once a referral is made by the LEA and required records have been received by the ASD Admissions Office, an Admissions Evaluation is scheduled. Following a comprehensive Admissions Evaluation and a decision by the Planning and Placement Team, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed for the student. Each student's performance is monitored and formal reports are made throughout the year, including progress reports and report cards. ASD welcomes prospective students and families. We invite you to contact us to schedule a visit to learn more about the School and its programs. For an information packet or to discuss the referral process, please contact Cindy A. Paluch, Director of Admissions at 860.570.2335 (V) 860.899.1603 (VP), or via email at Cindy.Paluch@asd-1817.org  

 

Accreditation

NEASC, CEASD 

 

Funding Approval

CT SDE; CT DCF; CT DPH; DOE in DE, MA, ME, NJ, NY, RI, VT.

 


 

Annandale Village

 

Address                                                                3500 Annandale Lane

                                                                              Suwanee, GA   30024
                                                                              Phone:  (770) 945-8381

                                                                              Fax:      (770) 945-8693    

                                                                              Web:    www.annandale.org

 

Contact                                                                Adam Pomeranz

Founded                                                              1969  

Joined NAPSEC                                                  2006

 

Disabilities Served

Mild to moderate mental retardation, autism, traumatic brain injury.

  

Program Description

Annandale Village offers a continuum of care designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities through residential, day, respite , assisted living, and skilled nursing programs. Our residential program offers independent apartments, semi-independent suites, cottages, semi-private assisted living rooms and private skilled nursing programs. Annandale Village is a private, non-profit organization and is an approved provider for the Medicaid Day Waiver program. We offer three program tracks; arts and academics, recreation, and vocational.  Each Villager has an individualized program plan that they choose in conjunction with their Case Manager, family, and staff. Our Health Services Department monitors the administering of Villager medications and assists with scheduling medical appointments for our Villagers. The Social Services Department provides support for each Villager and acts as liaison with their families.

 

The dining hall at Annandale provides three nutritionally balanced meals each day, including special holiday celebrations. Two snacks are provided each day as well. A well-rounded activities calendar is available to all Villagers including off-campus outings.

 

Villagers are encouraged to seek employment in the community when possible. The Vocational support staff provides training on interviewing, money management, and social skills. Once employed, the staff provides job coaching and skills training. Villagers may also chose to work in the Annandale Vocational Program, which provides specialized services on a contract basis to local businesses.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 18 and older
Age at Admission - 18 and older
I.Q. Range Served - 50-70
Program - Residential, Day, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1 staff to 1.4 Villager
Length of Program - 365 days
Enrollment - 125

                                                                       

Admission Procedures

Families interested in Annandale Village are encouraged to visit our campus with their loved one as a first step. A written application including financial information and a psychological evaluation must be completed prior to consideration for admission. An admissions team reviews this information and makes the determination of whether the admission is appropriate for our services or note.

 

Accreditation 

 

Funding Approval

Private Funding.

 

Comments

The D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing can accept Medicare and Medicaid funds when appropriate. The Medicaid Day Waiver can be applied to day habilitation for the day or residential program under certain circumstances.

 

 


 

Anne Carlsen Center

 

Address                                                                3701 3rd Street NW

                                                                              Jamestown, ND 57401
                                                                              Phone:  (701) 252-3850

                                                                              Fax:      (701) 952-5154    

                                                                              Web:  www.annecenter.org

 

Contact                                                                Donna Lefevre

Director                                                               Eric M. Monson

Founded                                                              1941 

Joined NAPSEC                                                 2013

 

Disabilities Served

Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities.

  

Program Description

Residential school with 54 beds providing education and therapy services. In addition, provide day/in-home supports, early intervention and autism services in Community-Based Services in Jamestown, Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Devils Lake, North Dakota.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 0-21
Age at Admission - 0-21
I.Q. Range Served -
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio -
Length of Program -
Enrollment - 54

                                                                       

Admission Procedures

Contact Donna LeFevre, Social Worker at 800-568-5175.

 

Accreditation 

Council On Quality Leadership

 

Funding Approval

 


 

ARC Kohler School

 

Address                                                                1137 Globe Avenue

                                                                              Mountainside, NJ 07092

                                                                              Phone:  (908) 518-0021

                                                                              Fax:      (908) 518-0636

                                                                              Web:    www.arckohlerschool.org

    

Contact                                                                 Shannon O'Regan

Founded                                                               1963

Joined NAPSEC                                                  1998
 

Disabilities Served
Autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental delay, seizure disorder, ADHD, and multiple disabilities.

 

Program Description

The Kohler School provides a comprehensive full day school program for preschool and primary aged students with developmental disabilities.  An extended school year program is also available. A collaborative neuro-developmental model is followed that includes special educators, speech and language pathologists, and occupational and physical therapists.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 3-9

Age at Admission - 3

I.Q. Range Served - N/A

Program - Day

Staff to Pupil Ratio - 1.25:1

Length of Program - 221 days

Enrollment - 54

 

Admission Procedures

An intake process that involves professional staff from ARC Kohler, parents, and representatives of the sending school district's child study team.

 

Accreditation

The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and New Jersey Department of Human Services.

 


 

ARC of Essex County - Stepping Stones School

 

Address                                                           19 Harrison Avenue

                                                                         Roseland, NJ 07068

                                                                         Phone:  (862) 210-8781

                                                                         Fax:      (862) 210-8791

                                                                         Web:    www.arcessex.org

                                                    

Contact                                                           Rita Richetti

Founded                                                         1975

Joined NAPSEC                                            2000

Disabilities Served
Cognitive Impairments, Developmentally Disabled, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury

  

Program Description

The Arch of Essex County - Stepping Stones School is designed to meet the developmental needs of children with cognitive impairments including Down Syndrome. Students receive individualized education and therapy services through a strong interdisciplinary team which includes special education teachers, and speech, physical, and occupational therapists. 

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - Birth-3, 3-9

Age at Admission - 3

I.Q. Range Served - Cognitive impairment mild, moderate, or severe

Program - Day

Staff to Pupil Ratio - 3:1

Length of Program - 210

Enrollment - 24

 

Admission Procedures

District contact to principal with submission of child's most recent evaluation. Records are review and if the child's needs can be met, an intake is scheduled. During the intake process the interdisciplinary teams evaluate the child's current level of performance and medical history is discussed. The team then decides if placement is appropriate and district is notified of decision. 

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

School District

 


  

Arrow Center For Education
 

Address                                                          1605 Cromwell Bridge Road
                                                                        Baltimore, MD 21234
                                                                        Phone:  (410) 882-9133
                                                                        Fax:      (410) 663-7092

                                                                        Web:    www.arrow.org  

 

Contact                                                           Joseph Leshko

Founded                                                         1997

Joined NAPSEC                                            1997


Disabilities Served
Emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autism.

Program Description

Arrow Child and Family Ministries is a system of private schools, operating in both Baltimore and Harford Counties.  The Arrow Center for Education schools are designed to provide special education and related services to 135 students in a nonpublic setting. Students at the Cromwell Bridge and Fair Meadows Campus are ages 11-21 years in a nonpublic setting. They offer middle school and grades 9-12 years for male and female students who reside in treatment foster care programs, their parent's home, or a group home setting. Students at the Tangram campus are ages 8-21 and grades 3-12, and are primarily diagnosed with autism.

 

For the Arrow Center for Education Cromwell Bridge and Fair Meadows Campus, some students have had a history of psychiatric hospitalization.  Others are returning from out of state placements.  All have been unsuccessful in public school placement, and some have been rejected from other private schools.  Students with intellectual disabilities or substance abuse conditions are considered for admission.

 

The educational program’s primary goal is to help students reach their potential academically, emotionally, and behaviorally.  Education, emotional, and behavioral growth is achieved in the context of a well structured environment.  In this therapeutic treatment-oriented context, each student is evaluated and treated as a unique, individual learner.  Academic instruction is provided within a self-contained, staff-intensive, special education environment. Arrow Child and Family Ministries is capable of providing individual, group, family, speech/language, physical, and occupational therapies, as well as crisis intervention, nursing services, and psychiatric- medication management.

 

The Arrow Center  for Education Tangram provides services for students with autism. In addition to the services provided with the other two school sites, the Arrow Center for Education Tangram offer a staffing ratio approaching one-to-one, with an interdisciplinary model in the classroom that integrates speech, occupational therapy and clinical services directly within the classroom setting. Students also have access to a sensory room, specialized communication devices and vocational services that make successful transition from school the primary goal from day one of enrollment.

 

The Arrow Center for Education Cromwell Bridge campus opened for students in January of 1997 in Baltimore County and expanded to Fair Meadows Campus in Harford County in 2000, in response to demand for services.  It offers a learning and treatment environment that is positive, nurturing, and highly structured, where young people can confront and gain control over their own challenging behaviors.  In response to requests from local school systems, the Arrow Center for Education Tangram opens in 2013 in Baltimore County. For further information regarding  the Arrow Center for Education Cromwell Bridge campus Ernest Billingy at (410) 882-9133 and Kate Corbin at (410) 734-0560 for the Fair Meadows Campus in Hartford County. For further  information  regarding the Arrow Center Education Tangram contact Beth Plumb at (410) 657-2330.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served -8-21
Age at Admission - 8-21
I.Q. Ranged Served - 50 and up
Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1, 1:1 at Tangram
Length of Program - N/A
Enrollment - 90

Admission Procedures
The Arrow Center for Education accepts referrals from Local School System through the IEP process.

 

Accreditation
National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (
NCASES).
 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education.  

 

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Bancroft School


Address                                                          425 Kings Highway East, PO Box 20     

                                                                        Haddonfield, NJ 08033

                                                                        Phone:  (856) 429-5637

                                                                        Fax:      (856) 429-4723

                                                                        Web:    www.bancroft.org

 

Contact                                                           Dennis Morgan

Founded                                                         1883

Joined NAPSEC                                            1980

 

Disabilities Served

Developmental disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other neurological impairments including emotional disturbances and communications disorders.


Program Description

Founded in 1883, Bancroft was one of the nation’s first private schools for children with developmental disabilities and today is known for providing high quality programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other neurological impairments using the most effective approaches to treatment and care. With a full continuum of educational, vocational, and residential services, the Bancroft organization also provides services in the family home and works with many school districts and other organizations to help them better meet the needs of their special needs students.

Children
The Bancroft School offers the following comprehensive educational/vocational programs and therapeutic support services to children and youth from birth to 21 years of age with developmental disabilities, including autism and brain injuries:

  1. The Early Intervention Program, In-Home Treatment Program, and the Early Education Program offers therapeutic and educational services from 0-9 years old.

  2. The Elementary Education serves children ages 5 to 14.

  3. The Secondary Special Education School/Vocational Education provides both academic and vocational training experiences for students ages 14 to 21.

  4. The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facilities addresses academic programming for children who are medically fragile.

  5. Community-based and campus-based group apartments and homes are available.

  6. The Lindens Program of Bancroft Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is a neurobehavioral stabilization program (JCAHO-accredited) that emphasizes intensive and comprehensive intervention using the best practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The Lindens Program has successfully assisted many children and youth to decrease problem behaviors, allowing them to move to less restrictive settings and to improve their quality of life.

  7. Consultation and Training Services are also offered for other professionals in school districts and other organizations and agencies to help with autistic children or related disorders.

Adults
Bancroft’s Brain Injury Services provide individualized programs to help adults with brain injuries and other neurological conditions function at their optimal level and regain direction in their lives. Therapeutic services, vocational counseling, job placement and community re-entry skills training for children and adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury are available. Bancroft draws on the latest scientific information and has a broad array of state-of-the-art programs and services in typical living and working environments.

Community-based group homes and supervised apartments are also available for adults with developmental disabilities. These residential and day programs provide individuals the opportunity to increase their independence and to be as active as possible in the communities in which they reside.

Location
Headquartered in Haddonfield, New Jersey, our programs are located in six counties in New Jersey and in the state of Delaware.

Contact
Additional information about specific programs is available by contacting our Admissions Department at 800-774-5516 or through Bancroft’s website, www.bancroftneurohealth.org.
 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - Birth to age 21

Age at Admission - Any

I.Q. Range Served - Any

Program - Day, Residential, Extended School Year

Staff/Pupil Ratio - Varies

Length of Program - Varies

Enrollment - 512 - School; 753 - Adults

 

Admission Procedures

Forward complete medical, educational, and clinical records to the Admissions Office at Bancroft NeuroHealth, 425 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0018
Admissions Fax: 856-429-4755
Admissions Phone: 856-429-5637 x257, x371
 

Accreditation

All Bancroft programs are licensed by the appropriate authorities, specifically: New Jersey residential programs are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services; Delaware residential programs are licensed by the Delaware Department of Disability Services; and educational programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Specific programs are also accredited by national organizations, such as CARF and JCAHO. Please consult our website at www.bancroft.org for specific program accreditation information.
 

Funding Approval

 


 

Banyan School

                                    
Address                                                                12 Hollywood Avenue

                                                                              Fairfield, NJ 07004

                                                                              Phone:  (973) 439-1919

                                                                              Fax:      (973) 439-1396

                                                                              Web:    www.banyanschool.com
 

Contact                                                                 Wendy McNeill

Founded                                                               1993

Joined NAPSEC                                                  2000

 

Disabilities Served

Language based disabilities, Dyslexia, Speech and Language Disorders.

 

Program Description

Multi-sensory instruction - Orton Gillingham methodology, small group and social skills.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-21

Age at Admission - 6-21

I.Q. Range Served - 75+

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1

Length of Program - 198 Days

Enrollment - 101

 

Admission Procedures

  • Tour school

  • Submission of records

  • Student Visits


Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

  


  

The Benedictine School

 

Address                                                               14299 Benedictine Lane

                                                                            Ridgely, MD 21660

                                                                            Phone:  (410) 634-2112 x1270
                                                                            Fax:      (410) 634-2640

                                                                            Web:    www.benschool.org

 

Contact                                                               Julie Hickey

Founded                                                             1959
Joined NAPSEC                                                1996

Disabilities Served

Autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple physical disabilities

 

Program Description

Benedictine is a 12-month day and residential facility for autistic, intellectually disabled, and multi-disabled children ages 5 - 21. Benedictine provides an individualized and multidisciplinary approach with collaboration among all team members.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5-20
I.Q. Range Served - Mild to severe disability

Program - Day, Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - 296 Day and 365 Residential
Enrollment - 80

 

Admission Procedures

Contact Admission's Coordinator at 410-634-2112, ext.1130 or admissions@benschool.org.

 

Referrals may be made by various school systems, social services, other human service agencies, private professionals, or parents.  
 

Accreditation

N/A 

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education and DHR. Some private pay.

 


 

Benway School

 

Address                                                                620 Valley Road

                                                                              Wayne, NJ 07470
                                                                              Phone:  (973) 633-3837
                                                                              Fax:      (973) 633-3805
 

Contact                                                                James E. Perri 

Founded                                                              1985
Joined NAPSEC                                                 2004

Disabilities Served
Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, Anxiety Disorders, School Avoidance, Specific Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, Other Health Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Impairments, Muscular Dystrophy.

 

Program Description

Benway School is a therapeutically-based state approved program, grades 1-12. The curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey State Standards and our high concentrated technology program caters to the three modalities of learning: Visual, Kinesthetic and Auditory. The School is dedicated to providing an opportunity for emotional growth and academic success by offering a therapeutic environment with with a low student/teacher ratio, individually-paired instructors and a comprehensive counseling program.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-21

Age at Admission 

I.Q. Range Served 

Program -  Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 183 School Year, 30 ESY

Enrollment - 65

 

Admission Procedures

Students referred by their local public school district.


Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

State education agency.

 


 

Bergen Center for Child Development
 

Address                                                                140 Park Street
                                                                              Haworth, NJ 07641
                                                                              Phone:  (201) 385-4857
                                                                              Fax:      (201) 385-4997
 

Contact                                                                Alfred C. Tagliabue

Founded                                                              1968
Joined NAPSEC                                                 1985

Disabilities Served
All types of multiple disabilities - the common thread is behavior issues.

 

Program Description

Bergen Center for Child Development was founded by parents as a non-profit school for the disabled in August 1968. Since then, BCCD has continued to offer quality programming for multiply disabled students, aged 5-21, from the local counties of northern New Jersey. A comprehensive academic school program is designed to meet the needs of students with both behavioral and cognitive needs. A token economy, social skills training and cognitive therapy are provided to ensure student’s success, administered by certified school psychologist and a certified school social worker. The school has an extensive transition program and an extended school year program is available for enrolled students, as well as those from other programs. Instruction is IEP driven, and all related services are provided accordingly. On-going program and student assessment is essential to meeting the needs of our students.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5 to 20

I.Q. Range Served - 50 - 110

Program -  Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2-1

Length of Program - 212

Enrollment - 40

 

Admission Procedures

Contact your school district's child study team and ask to visit the school for an intake.  


Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

State education agency.

 


 

Board of Child Care -Strawbridge School

 

Address                                                                3300 Gaither Road                                          

                                                                              Baltimore, MD 21244
                                                                              Phone:  (410) 922-2100
                                                                              Fax:      (410) 496-5601

                                                                              Web:    www.boardofchildcare.org
 

Contact                                                                 Laurie Ann Spagnola

Founded                                                               1994

Joined NAPSEC                                                  1995

 

Disabilities Served

Emotionally disturbed.

 

Program Description

The Strawbridge School is approved by the State of Maryland, Department of Education, as a non-public education program serving the behavioral and academic needs of emotionally disturbed adolescents in both day and residential programs.  The program is designed to integrate academic behavioral and vocational goals to prepare students for a less restrictive environment.


Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 10-21

Age at Admission - 10

I.Q. Range Served - Various

Program - Day, Residential, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:9

Length of Program - 180 days, Extended School Year, 5 week summer program

Enrollment - 63

 

Admission Procedures

Initial referrals are accepted from local education agencies.  Referrals are screened by the Director of Education and Clinical Director.

 

Accreditation
Maryland State Department of Education, COA, NCASES and EAGLE.

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education and local education agencies.

 


 

Bonnie Brae School

 

Address                                                           3415 Valley Road, PO Box 825

                                                                         Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
                                                                         Phone:  (908) 647-0800
                                                                         Fax:      (908) 647-5021

                                                                         Web:    www.bonnie-brae.org
 

Contact                                                           William M. Powers, Chief Executive Officer

Founded                                                         1916

Joined NAPSEC                                            2001

 

Disabilities Served

Substance abuse, sexual offending, behavior disorders, victims of sexual abuse, fire-setting. 

 

Program Description

Located on a 100-acre main campus in Bernards Township, New Jersey, Bonnie Brae is a fully accredited, nationally recognized psychiatric residential treatment and special education center serving 97 boys, ages 8 - 18. In addition, an 8-bed, special Community-Based Transitional Residential Treatment Program in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a 7-bed similar program in Bound Brook, New Jersey, provide independent living skills to youth transitioning from residential treatment back to the community.

 

Staff focus daily on each student's fragile confidence in his ability to learn, his education gaps and remediation needs, and his under-socialized or disruptive behavior. The School curriculum consists of a challenging, yet manageable course of studies for each student composed of a basic academic core of classes in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical and Health Education and the opportunity to learn the basics of media production, fine arts, and the activities of daily living. The boys served at Bonnie Brae come from throughout New Jersey. Most of them have been referred by the Department of children and Families (DCF). and arrive at Bonnie Brae after an average of four out-of-home placements including juvenile shelters, foster homes and psychiatric hospitals. They all have behavioral, psychiatric, school and community problems that outpatient services, group homes, and other residential treatment centers have been unable to treat.

 

In addition Bonnie Brae provides specialized clinical treatment in the areas of:

 

Substance Abuse

“A full array of substance abuse assessment and treatment services licensed by the State of New Jersey, Division of Addiction services.

 

Sexual Offending

“Treatment for residents adjudicated for sexually abusive behaviors. Clinical staff are trained in the treatment of sexually abusive youth through the Kempe Institute.

 

Victims of Sexual Abuse

“ Individual and group counseling to youth who have been victims of sexual abuse.

 

Fire Setting

“Assessment and treatment for youth with a history of fire setting.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Male
Age Ranged Served - 8-18
Age at Admission - 8

I.Q. Range Served - 70+
Program - Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:7
Length of Program - 330 Days
Enrollment - 97

 

Admission Procedure

Males between ages of 8 - 18.  Classified by a Child Study Team as a student with behavioral disabilities.  Full scale IQ 70. Minimum third grade reading level. No actively psychotic, disorganized behavior, which requires a locked psychiatric facility. No physical or medical problems, requiring full time hospitalization and/or 24 hour nursing service. Final determination regarding acceptability of a resident with a chronic illness or physical disability rests with the administrative team after consultation with a pediatrician. Public and private referrals are welcomed.

 

Accreditation

JCAHO

 

Funding

Department of Education

 


 

Boston Higashi School

 

Address                                                              800 North Main Street
                                                                            Randolph, MA 02368
                                                                            Phone:  (781) 961-0800
                                                                            Fax:      (781) 961-0888

                                                                            Web:    www.bostonhigashi.org   

 

Contact                                                              Michael L. Kelly

Founded                                                            1987, in affiliation with Musashino Higashi

                                                                           Gakuen in Tokyo, Japan (est 1964)

                                                                        

Joined NAPSEC                                               1991

 

Disabilities Served

Autism spectrum disorder, including autistic, autistic-like, pervasive development disorder, pervasive developmental disorder- not otherwise specified, Asperger's Syndrome.

 

Program Description

Boston Higashi School, Inc. is an international program, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  The school’s philosophy is based upon the acclaimed tenets of Daily Life Therapy developed by the late Dr. Kiyo Kitahara of Tokyo, Japan.  This methodology provides children with social development through group dynamics, the intermingling of aesthetics and academics, and physical development. The goal of this educational approach is for children to achieve social independence and dignity.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment  - Coed
Age Ranged Served - 3-22
Age at Admission - 3-20

I.Q. Range Served - Below 40 to over 150
Program - 217 day program; 304 & 365 day residential programs
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - Day: 217 days; Residential: 304 & 365 days
Enrollment - 139

 

Admission Procedure

The Boston Higashi School admits students throughout the year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply prior to the beginning of each semester (Sept./Jan).  The day and residential program is open to students 3-22 years,  The child needs to have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder including Autistic, Autistic-like, Pervasive Development Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified, and Asperger's Disorder.  Please contact the admission department to obtain an application at the address and telephone number above.

 
Accreditation

The National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), Massachusetts Department of Education, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Funding Approval

Massachusetts and Department of Education.

 


Boston Higashi School

 


 


 

Brehm Preparatory School

 

Address                                                            950 S. Brehm Lane

                                                                          Carbondale, IL 62901

                                                                          Phone:  (618) 457-0371

                                                                          Fax:      (618) 529-1248

                                                                          Web:  www.brehm.org  
 

Contact                                                            Dr. Brian Brown

Founded                                                          1982
Joined NAPSEC                                             1987

Disabilities Served
Brehm offers direct interventions for students with complex learning issues such as dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyslexia, NLD, ADHD/ADD, Asperger's, aphasia, anxiety disorder, auditory processing disorder, speed of processing disorders, and interventions requiring social and emotional support as it is related to academic issues.

 

Program Description

Founded in 1982, Brehm School is the only accredited junior senior high school in the Midwest that delivers unique educational program that fulfills the academic, social and emotional needs of the each student.

 

Brehm school is a small, fully accredited, not-for-profit coeducational boarding school for students with learning disabilities or differences and employs a staff of 150. Brehm limits its focus to just 90 students in order to provide the attention and service our students deserve. Since 1982, in partnership with families just like ours, Brehm has been successfully teaching students with language-based and complex learning disabilities to "learn how to learn." Our "family style" 24/7 school is uniquely designed to foster independence and responsibility. Where other schools have failed students, Brehm delivers success. Brehm students go to college, find fulfilling careers and become successful entrepreneurs. Brehm has been successfully education children and teenagers with learning disabilities for more than thirty years. This experience has shown that a boarding school environment is the most effective way for students with learning disabilities to achieve their full potential. Brehm offers extensive individualized support to monitor and care for students during and after their academic day is finished. Brehm's class size ranges from 1 to 8 students with the addition of after-school tutoring if needed or requested by parents. An assortment of activities are scheduled for students after their school day, which maintains structure, social interactions and countless teachable moments for our students. This approach to educating students with LD addresses the whole students, not just one component. By attending to the students' social, emotional and academic needs, in combination with a family-style boarding school, Brehm's success and student outcomes continually raise the bar in LD education . In recognition of this specialized and effective program, the U.S. Department of Education has named Brehm Preparatory School a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

 

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed                                                   
Age Range Served -  9-18,  (17-27 Options Program for adults)

Age at Admission - 9 (6th grade)
I.Q. Range Served - 80+
Program - Day, Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1

Length of Program - 176 Days
Enrollment - 88
 

Admission Procedures

Brehm has a rolling admissions policy and admits students throughout the year based on availability. Once all required records are received, a review takes only one to two weeks to complete.

 

Accreditation

ISAACS,  NCA.

 

Funding Approval

Illinois State Board of Education, private.

 


 

The Briarwood School

 

Address                                                             12207 Whittington Drive
                                                                           Houston, TX 77077

                                                                           Phone:  (281) 493-1070
                                                                           Fax:      (281) 493-1343

                                                                           Web:    www.briarwoodschool.org
 

Contact                                                             Carole C. Wills, Head of School

Founded                                                           1967
Joined NAPSEC                                              1985

Disabilities Served
Learning disabilities (average-above IQ), development disordered.
 

Program Description

Private, non-profit school for children with learning disabilities and development disorders (day program, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm, August through May).

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Ranged Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5
I.Q. Range Served - Average to above (LD Program); MR (autistic, Down's, etc.)

Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio -5:1
Length of Program  - August - May, 176 days
Enrollment - 322
 

Admission Procedure
Submit application with testing; informal screening visit to campus; formal conference with parents at acceptance; rolling admissions.

Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

 

Funding Approval

Non-profit (accept no governmental funding).

  


 

The Bridge Academy

 

Address                                                            1958 Lawrenceville  Road
                                                                           Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
                                                                           Phone:  (609) 844-0770
                                                                           Fax:      (609) 844-0773

                                                                           Web:    www.banj.org

                                                                        
 

Contact                                                             Susan Morris

Founded                                                           2003
Joined NAPSEC                                              2005

Disabilities Served

Language-based learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, auditory processing, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dystrophic, other health impairments.        


Program Description

Comprehensive Orton – Gillingham based program offering a 3 to 1 ratio for students. Multi – sensory, small group instruction with consistent cross content strategies spans the curriculum.  

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 8-18
Age at Admission - Varied 8-17
I.Q. Range Served - Average to High Average
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 180 days
Enrollment - 72
 

Admission Procedures

School district representative or parent can submit recent (within 2 to 3 years) evaluations for admissions committee to review. Records should include educational, psychological, IEP, speech/language and any other relevant evaluations. A follow-up review and new student interview is conducted.

 

Accreditation

New Jersey Department of Education, Orton Gillingham Approved School.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

Brookfield Schools


Address                                                                  1009 Berlin Road

                                                                                Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
                                                                                Phone:  (856) 795-8228
                                                                                Fax:      (856) 795-3009

                                                                                Web:    www.brookfieldschools.org

 

Contact                                                                   Dr. Dorothy K. Van Horn

                                                                                Executive Director/Superintendent 

Founded                                                                 1976
Joined NAPSEC                                                    1988

Disabilities Served

Behavior Disorders, Mental Health, Higher end of the Autism Spectrum, Learning Disabilities.

Program Description

Programs from K-12 for students classified ED. Innovative, practical and effective educational component with comprehensive therapeutic intervention.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5
I.Q. Range Served - 70 and above
Program  - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length of Program - 180 Days plus 20 day extended school year for the elementary school

Enrollment - 115
 

Admission Procedures

Districts submit application and records.  The Director of Admissions reviews and sets-up an interview with the student and parent.  Interview information is reviewed with the administrative team to determine if the student should be accepted.

 

Accreditation

National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES)

 

Funding Approval

NJ State Department of Education.

 

Other Locations

Brookfield Academy, Cherry Hill, NJ

Brookfield Elementary, Camden, NJ

Transition to College Program, Blackwood, NJ

 

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The Calais School

 

Address                                                                 45 Highland Avenue                                

                                                                               Whippany, NJ 07981

                                                                               Phone:  (973) 884-2030

                                                                               Fax:      (973) 884-0460

                                                                               Web:    www.thecalaisschool.org                       
 

Contact                                                                  David Leitner, Executive Director

Founded                                                                1970
Joined NAPSEC                                                   2000

 

Disabilities Served

Multiple disabilities

 

Program Description

Private, non-profit special education school in Whippany, New Jersey.  Highly structured behavior modification program with individualized instruction. Pre-school through high school with new 12+ and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Extended school year summer program and after-school program available.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21

Age at Admission - 3
I.Q. Range Served - 65-130+ (average 90-100)
Program - Day, extended year summer program
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:5
Length of Program - 180 days
Enrollment - 85


Admission Procedure

Sending school districts refer students to the Calais School.  The students records are evaluated by the assistant principal and the team. The assistant principal/admissions coordinator then schedules an in-take if Calais seems appropriate for the student.

 

Accreditation
N/A.

Funding Approval

Sending School district and State of New Jersey pay full tuition.

  


 

Camelot Education

Seven Illinois Program

 

Address                                                              1173 Lance Avenue

                                                                            Elburn, IL  60119

                                                                            Phone:  (224) 402-7422

                                                                            Fax:      (224) 402-7407

                                                                            Web:    www.camelotforkids.org
 

Contact                                                               Rella Peeler                                                  
Founded                                                             1971

Joined NAPSEC                                                1983

 

Disabilities Served

Autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation, other health impaired, social/emotional disorders, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, specific learning disabilities.

 

Program Description

The autism program uses an eclectic approach to education due to the diversity of  the needs of the children on the spectrum. The program includes intensive occupational therapy with sensory breaks throughout the day, intensive speech/language therapy, music therapy, social skills training, prevocational and vocational instruction, life skills activities and a functional academic curriculum.  The structure of  TEACCH is utilized along with DIR  (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-based) Floortime, Discrete Trial and RDI (relationship Development Intervention. Boardmaker pictures/PECS and augmented communication devices, along with signing, are utilized for language development.  The goal for the children who are not in the autism program is to provide an optimal environment where the students can maintain their academic learning at a level comparable to public school classmates while at the same time developing the behaviors and life skills for successful living in their home, school and community. The curriculum I is modeled after the public school, with modification sand individualization in the instruction.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5

I.Q. Range Served - 40 and above
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - Autism 1:1, Other 1:3
Length of Program - 205 school year; 365 residential
Enrollment - School 80/residential 44
  

Admission Procedures

The referral agency sends a referral packet which is reviewed by the administrative team. If the child appears appropriate for the program, an interview and tour are arranged.  Once these are completed, the decision is made regarding placement by the Camelot team, guardian and referring agency.  If the child is accepted, a nursing assessment and psychosocial evaluation are completed.  For children on the autism spectrum, the C.A.R.S. and /or ASAS Instruments are administered.  These assessments determine which unit the child is assigned to and who the therapist will be.

 

Accreditation

National North (NCA) Central Association, Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

 

Funding Approval

The State approves funding for therapy day school.  Also funded by insurance, private pay and court system.

 


 

Casa Pacifica

 

Address                                                               1722 South Lewis Road       

                                                                             Camarillo, CA 93012                  

                                                                             Phone:  (805) 445-7872
                                                                             Fax:      (805) 445-7834

                                                                             Web:    www.casapacifica.org
 

Contact                                                                Dr. Steve Elson
Founded                                                              1994
Joined NAPSEC                                                 2008
 

Disabilities Served

Emotionally disturbed.

 

Program Description

Casa Pacifica non-public school provides a California standards-based program serving children grades 1-12 who either are enrolled in Casa Pacifica's residential program or are day students form the community.  Because these students are youth who present with severe emotional and behavioral issues, Casa Pacifica offers a highly structured setting with a faculty to student ratio of approximately 1:3.  All of the teachers are either credentialed or are completing their credentials in an approved university program.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 6-18
Age at Admission - 6-18
I.Q. Range Served - Average range
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 180 school days; 20 summer school days
Enrollment - 43
 

Admission Procedures

  1. All students entering the nonpublic school must arrive with an appropriate Individualized Education Plan which reflects a disability warranting placement in the nonpublic school setting.

  2. All students entering the nonpublic school must be accompanied with current transcript records of past academic pursuits.

  3. Before entering into the nonpublic school program, all high school records are to be evaluated for the following: a) complete records containing information from all potential schools of attendance; b) appropriate future coursework required to meet the expectations of the student's home district.

  4. Within 24 hours of receiving a student into the program, requests for further transcripts will be faxed to all high schools of attendance.

  5. No transcript will be accepted from the student or family of the student unless it possesses an unbroken seal from the sending school.

Accreditation

WASC, COA.

 

Funding Approval

State and school districts, and private donations.

 


   

 The CEA School

 

Address                                                    11 Minneakoning Road

                                                                  Flemington, NJ 08822
                                                                  Phone:  (908) 782-1480
                                                                  Fax:  (908) 782-5370

                                                                Web: www.springrunschool.com                                                           
Contact                                                   
Paul Semegran
Founded                                                  1984                           
Joined NAPSEC                                     
1997               

 

Disabilities Served

Multiple disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, behaviorally disabled, communication impaired, moderate to mild cognitively impaired, emotionally disturbed, pervasive developmental disorder, and specific learning disability.

 

Program Description

SRS is a highly-individualized private school designed to teach students self-awareness, resiliency and accountability.  We strive to assist our students in the learning of valuable life skills crucial to achieving success in the world after graduation.

 

Program Profile                                                                                             
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 14-21
Age at Admission - 13+

I.Q. Range Served - 70+
Program - Day, Summer
Length of Program - 210 days
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Enrollment - 28
 

Admission Procedures
Sending public school district refer a special needs student to our program.

 

Accreditation
N/A

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

Celebrate the Children

 

Address                                                               230 Diamond Spring Road     

                                                                             Denville, NJ 07834                     

                                                                             Phone:  (973) 989-4033
                                                                             Fax:      (973) 244-74969

                                                                             Web: www.celebratethechildren.org
 

Contact                                                                Monica Osgood and Laura Blaszak
Founded                                                              2004
Joined NAPSEC                                                 2008
 

Disabilities Served

Autism Spectrum (PDD-NOS), Multi-System Developmentally Disabled (MSDD), Regulatory Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Down Syndrome, Expressive Language Delay, or Mild Physical Disabilities.

 

Program Description

CTC has been providing services for children with difficulties in relating, communicating and thinking since 1995. This New Jersey state-approved comprehensive school program uses a dynamic inter-disciplinary approach that prepares students ages 3-21 for success in the 21st Century. Our multi-disciplinary approach to education recognizes that emotionally meaningful experiences are necessary in order to realize the child's true intelligence. We are at an important time in history of education as many people, including public school districts, are recognizing the needs for approaches for special needs children that look at overall development and target documented deficit areas such as abstract thinking, problem solving, independence, self-esteem, emotions, language, and social interactions in a natural and supportive setting. Our program is a progressive program based on the Developmental Individual Relationship-Based (DIR) Intervention Model developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder and is one of the first schools to use the DIR model to fulfill the requirements of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. The basis of DIR is to help children achieve regulation through relationships while providing them with the foundations needed for all learning. These foundations include the ability to sustain attention to activities and interactions, engage in interactions through a range of emotions, develop adaptive and coping strategies, be initiators of independent ideas and have the ability to sequence these ideas in meaningful ways, develop a good sense of self and ability to string together ideas and social interactions to problem solve, to think and play symbolically and understand emotions, to use creativity and imagination, to think abstractly, reason and problem solve. Individual, specific language, social, behavioral, academic and workplace readiness skills are layered upon these foundations. All skills are targeted through motivating, experience-based interactions with staff and peers. CTC operates Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm and 9:00am - 1:00pm on Fridays, September - June. An intensive, extended year program is offered during summer months.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - Varies
I.Q. Range Served - Varies
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - N/A
Length of Program - 184 & ESY
Enrollment - 120
 

Admission Procedures

We would love for you see first-hand the outstanding programs we deliver to our students on a daily basis. Please accept this invitation to attend on of our open house events. During the school year, we host an open house event monthly. This event will allow you to meet our Directors, tour our facility, and learn more about our program. If you interested in attending, please RSVP to 973.989.4033, ext.150.

 

If you would like your child to be considered for admissions at Celebrate the Children, the first step would be to have your current school district mail a request for consideration, with as much information regarding your child as possible (i.e. functioning level, diagnosis, etc.). Parents are also welcome to provide this information, however, the school district must be involved in the circle of communication.

 

Accreditation

 

 

Funding Approval

 

 


 

The Center School

 

Address                                                                   2 Riverview Drive
                                                                                Somerset, NJ 08873
                                                                                Phone:  (908) 253-3870                      

                                                                                Fax:      (732) 764-8605

                                                                                Web:    www.thecenterschool.com
 

Contact                                                                   Marcie Fiorentino

Founded                                                                 1971
Joined NAPSEC                                                    1985
 

Disabilities Served
Aspersers' Syndrome, Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, School Phobia, Learning/language Disabilities, Mood Disorders, Bipolar, Depression, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Motor/Sensory Integration Deficits, School Refusal.
 

Program Description

The Center School provides a supportive educational environment in which each student may reach his or her potential for academic, emotional and physical health. Through a comprehensive learning experience, a program is offered that allows each student to develop his or her personal best. This is accomplished by  carefully selected, dedicated staff working in unison with the student, the parents/guardians and the sending district. 

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - K-21
Age at Admission - N/A
I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 180 or 200 days

Enrollment - 115

 

Admission Procedures

Applications are accepted throughout the school year. The application process involves the following:

*Referral information about the student from the Child Study Team, parents and/or private educational consultants

*A review of clinical records and evaluations

*An interview of parents/guardians by a counselor

*Interpretation and discussion of screening results with parents and case manager

*Prompt placement decision

 

Accreditation
The Center for Nonprofit Corporations.

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 

 


 

Chamberlain International School

 

Address                                                                  1 Pleasant Street

                                                                                PO Box 778
                                                                                Middleboro, MA 02346
                                                                                Phone:  (508) 947-7825
                                                                                Fax:      (508) 947-0944

                                                                                Web:    www.chamberlainschool.org
 

Contact                                                                  William Doherty

Founded                                                                1976

Joined NAPSEC                                                   1983


Disabilities Served

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disorder, autism, Asperger's, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bi-polar, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, reactive attachment disorder.

 

Program Description

Clinically intensive therapeutic boarding and day school.  Full range of curriculum from life skills to college prep, SAT prep, and study skills enhancement.  We offer a wide variety of enrichment courses including aviation, automotive program, and speech/language classes.  Staff include masters level clinicians, full-tie psychiatrist, and a nurse.  Structured activities and independent living skills compromise our residential programming in scenic New England.  Educational travel programs to Bermuda and Europe occur annually.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 11-22
Age at Admission - 11

I.Q. Range Served -  Low average to superior
Program - Residential, Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - 365 days
Enrollment - 98
 

Admission Procedures

Submit application and referral packet including current IEP and testing.  Personal interview of student is required.  Admissions will travel to student if necessary.  Family (and student in most cases) visits the school and meet with Admissions Director and tour the campus.

 

Accreditation

Massachusetts Department of Education, Department of Early Education and Care.

 

Funding Approval
State education agency, Sevis (I-20) status for international students.

 


 

Chancellor Academy

 

Address                                                                 157 West Parkway, PO Box 338
                                                                               Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
                                                                               Phone:  (973) 835-4989                      

                                                                               Fax:      (973) 835-0768

                                                                               Web:   www.chancellorhs.com

 

Contact                                                                 Kevin McNaught, Executive Director

                                                                              Christopher Pagano, Director

Founded                                                               1983

Joined NAPSEC                                                  2005

 

Disabilities Served
Autism continuum, Emotionally Disturbed, Specific Learning Disability, Multiply Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Communication Impaired.
 

Program Description

Chancellor Academy is a school that serves nontraditional 6th-12th grade students from diverse communities who have been unable to achieve success in reaching their true potential in other education settings. The Mission of Chancellor Academy is to ensure students acquire the necessary tools, skills, attitudes, opportunities and experience so that they may mature emotionally, develop socially and progress academically according to their level of ability in order to become productive participants at home, at school and in the community.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 11-22
Age at Admission - 11

I.Q. Range Served -  Low average to superior
Program - Residential, Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - 365 days
Enrollment - 98
 

Admission Procedures

Submit application and referral packet including current IEP and testing.  Personal interview of student is required.  Admissions will travel to student if necessary.  Family (and student in most cases) visits the school and meet with Admissions Director and tour the campus.

 

Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Education - Local School District/Local Education Agency.

 


 

Chapel Hill Academy

 

Address                                                             31 Chapel Hill Academy

                                                                           Lincoln Park, NJ 07045

                                                                           Phone:  (973) 686-0004

                                                                           Fax:      (973) 686-0071

                                                                           Web:    www.chapelhillacademy.net  

 

Contact                                                              Diane Somers

Founded                                                            1993

Joined NAPSEC                                               2005

 

Disabilities Served

Students with learning, social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities.

 

Program Description

Full academic program including, remedial services, therapeutic art, individual and group counseling, behavior modification program, community service program, speech therapy, social skills class, in school work program and parent association groups.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - N/A

I.Q. Range Served - N/A

Program - Day and Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Program Length - 210

Enrollment - 110

 

Admission Procedures

Chapel Hill Academy works cooperatively with the local school districts to place students in an environment that will meet their needs. The district will send student records such as the IEP, educational testing, social and psychological records to us. The records will be reviewed and if the student is an appropriate candidate the local district case manager will be called to schedule an intake. Records are usually reviewed as soon as they are received. the Child Study Team case manager, Parent(s)/Guardian and the student are invited to the intake meeting. During the intake, CHA staff will share information about the school and tour the building. At times, when appropriate, a student ambassador will join the tour to discuss the program from a student's point of view. If the Parent(s)/Guardian, CST case manager and CHA staff agree that the program is appropriate for the student, the student is asked to spend some time with us.

 

Accreditation

Middle States Association.

 

Funding

New Jersey State Approved School.

 


   

Charis Youth Center

 

Address                                                          714 West Main Street

                                                                        Grass Valley, CA 95945

                                                                        Phone: (530) 477-9800

                                                                        Fax: (530) 477-9803

                                                                        Web: www.charisyouthcenter.org

 

Contact                                                           Audrea Marshall, MSL

Founded                                                         1984

Joined NAPSEC                                            2012

 

Disabilities Served           

Emotional disturbance, attention deficit disorder, other health impaired, Autism, specific learning disorder, reactive attachment disorder, personality disorder, anxiety/mood disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar disorder, and schizophrenia.

 

Program Description

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 13-22

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - 70+

Program - Day, Residential

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length of Program - 365 days

Enrollment - 24

 

Admission Procedures

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

Department of Social Service, Probation, California Department of Education, Department of Mental Health

 


   

The Children's Center

 

Address                                                           1115 Green Grove Road
                                                                         Neptune, NJ 07753
                                                                         Phone:  (732) 922-0228
                                                                         Fax:      (732) 922-8133

                                                                         Web:    www.ccprograms.com
 

Contact                                                            Kristine Kostin
Founded                                                          1990
Joined NAPSEC                                             1993

Disabilities Served
Multiple Disabilities, Autism, and Developmental Delays.

 

Program Description

The Children's Center offers educational programs and related services for students with autism and multiple disabilities.  Depending on the age and functioning level of the students, the program may be either primarily developmentally based or functionally based.  Related services are provided through a collaborative team model, which enhances coordination and communication between the classroom and therapy programs.  Older students may participate in a prevocational and life skills program, which includes placement in community-based job sites as well as job sites within the school.  Instruction is based on current theoretical models and relies heavily on applied behavior analysis for students with autism.  Home training services are also available along with speech and language, occupational, and physical therapies.  Augmentative communication services are also available.


Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - 3-21
I.Q. Range Served - Up to 70
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - As low as 1:2
Length of Program - 180 plus 8 week summer program
Enrollment - 345
 

Admission Procedures
Admissions made through local public school districts.

 

Accreditation
N/A.
 

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Education.

  


 

The Children's Guild 

 

Address                                                             6802 McClean Boulevard

                                                                           Baltimore, MD 21234
                                                                           Phone:  (410) 444-3800

                                                                           Fax:      (410) 444-4695

                                                                           Web:    www.childrensguild.org 

 

Contact                                                              Dr. Andrew L. Ross, President & CEO
Founded                                                            1953
Joined NAPSEC                                               1983
 

Disabilities Served
Emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, autism, and mental retardation.
 

Program Description

The Children’s Guild operates two campuses: one in Prince George’s County that serves special education students in the first through tenth grades, and the Baltimore City campus which serves special education students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The Baltimore City program also provides a school-to-work vocational program.  This is a non-graded certificate program provided for students age 14 through 21 years.  All educational programs are based on the local public school system’s curriculum and enhanced through theme-based experiential teaching techniques.  The classroom team consists of a certified special education teacher, assistant teacher, licensed clinician, and one-to-one aides, as needed.  A medical team oversees crisis and medication management, as well as seeing to emergency and minor medical issues.  Individual group and family therapy are available as specified in the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).  A transition program, available for students who are identified as ready to leave, prepares students to achieve success in a less restrictive environment.  The Guild stresses that students achieve success in a less restrictive environment and provides opportunities for parents to support and be involved in their child's education. Student who are at risk of regression during the summer attend an extended school year program.

 

Related Services

Speech/language therapy, psychiatric care, school health services, social work, psychological testing, occupational therapy, diagnosis and assessment, transition services, behavior management, crisis intervention, medical management, drama, physical education, art, music, door to door transportation.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5-18

I.Q. Range Served - Students with IQ of 70 preferred with the exception of the School-to Work or intensive Structured Teaching Program where students with an IQ of 40 or above are considered.
Program - Day, Summer, Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3 plus related services

Length of Program - 180 days plus 1 month extended school year
Enrollment -1659
 

Admission Procedures

Contact Admissions & Customer Relations, at (443) 801-5467. Referrals accepted from local education agency.

 

Accreditation

NCASES.

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education

 


  

The Children’s Therapy Center

 

Address                                                              29-01 Berkshire Road

                                                                            Fair Lawn, NJ 07140                          

                                                                            Phone:  (201) 797-7440

                                                                            Fax:      (201) 797-1039

                                                                            Web:    www.thechildrenstherapycenter.org

 

Contact                                                              John McCarthy                                  

Founded                                                             1953

Joined NAPSEC                                                2000

 

Disabilities Served

The Center serves nursery school disabled children including multiple disabilities and pervasive developmental disorder in a social setting; Preschool Disabled-MD 3-5 years, and multiple disabilities for 5-8 years. i.e. children with genetic, medical and seizure disorders,  non-ambulatory, severely cognitively disordered.

 

Program Description

The Children's Therapy Center, also known as the Cerebral Palsy Center, Bergen County, Inc. provides day classes with therapies for children from 18 mos. to 8 years of age, also provides a clinic for occupational, physical, speech therapies and assistive technology. We are an approved clinic for therapies for children from birth to 14 years and as an approved school under the New Jersey Department of Education for children with disabilities, ages 3-8 years of age.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed                           

Age Range Served - 5 weeks to 14 years clinic

Age at Admission - 3-8 years for Day School; 18 months for Residential, 3 months for Nursery

I.Q. Range Served - All, Day School – Disabled population

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1

Length of Program - 210 Days

Current Enrollment - Clinic – 350, Nursery –24, Day-school-32

 

Admission Procedures

Children are referred to the Center by parents, other therapists, school districts and agencies. A child is admitted to the clinic or school programs after an Intake is done by the Executive Director/Principal or the Assistant Director. Placement is made in the approved New Jersey Department of Education program after the child's records have been reviewed; the child has been observed in the classroom by a team from the school, i.e. teachers, therapists, administrators and if the program is deemed appropriate to meet the needs of the child, the school district and parent will meet to develop an Individualized Education Plan to place the child in the day program and an intake is completed. In addition, the school nurse will request extensive information through an application prior to admission. For the Nursery School Program, the teacher meets with the parents and determines if the nursery school program setting is appropriate.


Subsequently an intake is done, the school nurse will request extensive information and the child enrolls in the program. For the clinic, an intake is done with the parent, reports are reviewed and the child is scheduled for therapy. It may also be necessary to do an evaluation for appropriate therapy planning.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education. 

 


  Collier Youth Services

 

Address                                                                 160 Conover Road
                                                                               Wickatunk, NJ 07765
                                                                               Phone:   (732) 946-4771
                                                                               Fax:       (732) 946-6427

                                                                               Web:     www.collieryouthservices.com 
 

Contact                                                                 Sr. Deborah M. Drago, L.C.S.W.
Founded                                                               1927
Joined NAPSEC                                                  1994

Disabilities Served
Anxiety, attention or adjustment difficulties, depression, discouragement/low motivation, oppositional/defiant behavior, poor social skills, school refusal.

Program Description

Collier School offers a departmentalized academic program with a strong counseling component for those adolescents judged by their local child study teams to need an alternative educational experience.

 

The school's comprehensive curriculum includes college prep, regular, remedial, and vocational courses.  All students carry a full academic load and earn credits toward their high school diplomas.  The school attempts to round out a student's education by offering clubs, activities, and trips, which are both instructive and fun.

 

Every Collier student meets regularly with his/her assigned social worker for individual counseling sessions geared toward resolving issues and concerns in a productive way.  The school's social service department also offers various therapy and support groups that pupils may join.  Evening groups for parents are presented in the fall and spring of each school year.


Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 11-19

Age at Admission - 11-19

I.Q. Range Served - 70 and up

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:8

Length of Program - School is 10 months, Social Services is 12

Current Enrollment - 120

 

Admission Procedures

All students are referred through the child study teams of their local school district.


Accreditation

N/A


Funding Approval

Local and state education agencies

 


 

Community High School

 

Address                                                                 1135 Teaneck Road

                                                                              Teaneck, NJ  07666

                                                                              Phone:  (201) 862-1796

                                                                              Fax:      (201) 862-1791

                                                                              Web:    www.communityhighschoolnj.org
 

Contact                                                                 Scott Parisi, Director

Founded                                                               1968
Joined NAPSEC                                                  1998
           
Disabilities Served

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexic, Attentional Deficits.

 

Program Description

Community High School provides students in grades 9-12 with skilled remedial help and a challenging academic curriculum. It offers a complete high school experience for the bright adolescent with learning disabilities, providing basic preparation for studies at the college level or within a post-secondary program.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 14-18
Age at Admission  - Varies
I.Q. Range Served - Average/High
Program -  Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:8
Length of Program - 180 Days
Current Enrollment - 175
 

Admission Procedures

Applications are accepted throughout the school year.  Enrollment is open to both private students and public school students in New Jersey and New York.  The application process involves an interview with parents, applicant and placing professionals; a review of school records and clinical evaluations, informal testing when necessary and the observation of students in the school setting.  Acceptance is not competitive.  Students are selected on the basis of their ability to benefit from the Community High School program.

 

Accreditation

 LDANJ, LDAA, NJAIS.  

 

Funding Approval
New Jersey and New York Department of Education.

 


 

Connections Academy East

 

Address                                                                 300 S. Waukegan Road

                                                                              Lake Forest, IL  60045

                                                                              Phone:  (224) 544-5920

                                                                              Fax:      (224) 544-5921

                                                                              Web:    www.connectionsacademyeast.net
 

Contact                                                                 Elaina Shannon

Founded                                                               2015
Joined NAPSEC                                                  2016
           
Disabilities Served

Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, Speech/Language Impairments, Intellectual Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

Program Description

Connection’s Academy East is a reclaiming therapeutic environment for boys and girls ages 6 to 21 placed by local school districts.  The children may have a special education eligibility diagnosis of one or more of the following categories.  Emotional Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Speech Language Impairment, Intellectually Disabled, Other Health Impairment, Autism, or Traumatic Brain Injury.  Connection’s Academy East provides school, family and community partnerships leading to successful learning.

 

Connection’s Academy East is a reclaiming therapeutic environment for boys and girls ages 6 to 21 placed by local school districts.  The children may have a special education eligibility diagnosis of one or more of the following categories.  Emotional Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Speech Language Impairment, Intellectually Disabled, Other Health Impairment, Autism, or Traumatic Brain Injury.  Connection’s Academy East provides school, family and community partnerships leading to successful learning.

Classes are small (averaging 8-10 students) with an Illinois Licensed special education teacher and an instructional aide.  All staff meets or exceeds Illinois licensure requirements.  Students are grouped in age appropriate classes with no more than a four-year span in elementary/junior high classes and no more than a six-year span in the high school classes.  Connection’s Academy East services elementary classrooms grades 1-3, intermediate grades 4-5, and junior high 6-8 and several high school classes for grades 9-12.  The elementary and junior high classes are offered a standard curriculum of Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social
 

Studies, and Physical Education.  Each student at Connection’s Academy East has an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and services are provided based on the IEP that was developed by the placing district.  
 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served -6 through 21
Age at Admission  - 5
I.Q. Range Served - Varies
Program -  Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2
Length of Program - 176 days
Current Enrollment - 120
 

Admission Procedures

Referrals can be made directly to Connection’s Academy East Principal, Elaina Shannon.  Tuition is paid by the local public school district according to the rate set by the Illinois Purchase Care Review Board.

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval
Illinois

  


 

 

CPC - Behavioral Healthcare - High Point Schools


Address                                                           1 High Point Center Way
                                                                         Morganville, NJ 07751

                                                                         Phone:  (732) 591-1750 
                                                                         Fax:      (732) 591-2516
                                                                         Web:    www.highpointschool.org

 

Contact                                                            Cheryl Mountain

Founded                                                          1965

Joined NAPSEC                                             1989

 

Program Description

High Point Schools provide unique and specialized services including a comprehensive educational program, speech, and language and hearing services; clinical services and behavioral management.  Our classes are small with a 3:1 staff ratio and provide an interdisciplinary team of professionals to meet all of the students’ needs.  Our specialized staff includes teachers in the following disciplines: special education, gifted and talented, physical education, art, music, computers, pre-vocational, building trades, health and family life/substance abuse. The educational staff is complemented by speech and language clinicians, clinical school social workers, psychiatrists, school nurses, and psychological and occupational therapy consultants.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - Elementary 5-12; Adolescent 12-21
Age at Admission - 5-18

I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program  -  Day, Residential & Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 205 Days

Current Enrollment - 190

 

Admission Procedures

Local school districts refer students to High Point Schools under N.J.A.C. 6:28-Special Education.  The schools are approved by the N.J. Department of Education for classified students.

 

Accreditation
JCAHO, Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence 1994.
 

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

Crotched Mountain School

 

Address                                                                  One Verney Drive
                                                                                Greenfield, NH 03047
                                                                                Phone:  (603) 547-3311
                                                                                Fax:      (603) 547-3953

                                                                                Web:    www.crotchedmountain.org
 

Contact                                                                   Bill H. Cossaboon

Founded                                                                 1953

Joined NAPSEC                                                    1985


Disabilities Served

Autism, Deaf -Blindness, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairments, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairments, Other Health Impairments, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech Language Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairments.

 

Program Description

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center (CMRC) provides  comprehensive rehabilitation and special education services . Full range of clinical, therapeutic, pre-vocational  training, dental services, residential care and assistive technology. 

 

Program Profile
Enrollment                  Coed

Age Range Served        4-22; Adult-Brain Injury

Age at Admission         4-22

I.Q. Range Served        All ranges

Program                       Day, Residential, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio         2:1

Length of Program      School - 220, Residential - 365 days

Current Enrollment    94

 

Admission Procedures

Contact the admissions office at Crotched Mountain, (603) 547-3311, ext. 1894 or 1899, for admission information or email admission@crotchedmoutain.org.

 

Accreditation

New Hampshire Department of Education.

 

Funding Approval

Approved by the New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maine State Departments of Education.

 

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Davidson School

 

Address                                                                   111 Elwyn Road
                                                                                  Elwyn, PA 19063
                                                                                  Phone:  (610) 891-2196
                                                                                  Fax:      (610) 891-2903

                                                                                  Web:    www.elywn.org
 

Contact                                                                    Kyu Hwang
Founded                                                                  1852
Joined NAPSEC                                                     1980

Disabilities Served

Mental retardation, emotional disturbances, neurologically impaired, deaf/hearing impairments, visual impairments, autism, medically fragile, Asperger's Syndrome, multiple disabilities, and pervasive developmental disorder.

 

Program Description

The Davidson School of Elwyn is an Approved Private School (APS) licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to serve children with special needs.  Day programs are offered at both the Media and the West Chester campuses, and a residential program is offered at the Media campus.  Additionally, the Media campus has an Extended School Year (ESY) program during the summer months.

 

Our school compromises Elementary, Middle Secondary, and Second Chances (emotional support) programs.  All programs are specifically designed to meet the unique challenges of our students.  Experienced, highly trained staff, committed to quality programming, provides the individual attention and expertise required to help every student discover self-esteem, self-discipline, and greater independence.  Services are provided to children and their families in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. 

 

Other Campuses
Connections Program in West Chester, PA.       

   

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - Davidson School  -   Ages 3-21, Residential Placements  -  Ages 6-21

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - Profound MR to average ability
Program  -  Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length of Program  - 182 school days, ESY Program, Contracted Residential Placement

Enrollment - 307 school enrollment

 

Admission Procedures

Referrals may be sent by school districts and should include current educational, psychological, medical and/or psychiatric information.  An interview will be scheduled upon receipt of the referral form the school district.

 

Accreditation

Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools.

 

Funding Approval

Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 


 

Day School at the Children’s Institute

 

Address                                                             1405 Shady Avenue

                                                                           Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1350

                                                                           Phone:  (412) 420-2487

                                                                           Fax:      (412) 420-2301

                                                                           Web:    www.amazingkids.org
 

Contact                                                              Dr.  Cheryl Fogarty

Founded                                                            1902

Joined NAPSEC                                               1987


Disabilities Served

Autism, cerebral palsy, neurological impairment

 

Program Description

The Day School at the Children's Institute is a professionally staffed school licensed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Private and Academic Schools and approved as a Special Education School by  the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. It is one of the original thirty-four approved private schools that provide highly-specialized services to over 4,000 (approximately 2% of the special education of PA) of the Commonwealth's special education students. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's approved private schools were created by an act of legislation, Section 1376 of the Public School Code, to serve students with severe cognitive and physical disabilities and who require a specially designed educational environmental that cannot be provided in the public school system.

 

The School's unique program is under the daily direction of experienced and multi-certified education administrators who, along with approximately 67 professional and 59 paraprofessional staff, provide for the varied and complex needs of the school's students. Each student's daily experience includes contact with competent,  concerned and committed staff members who are constantly assessing their needs. Students and families very quickly become aware of the staff's personal interest in their daily activities.

 

Within the greater structure of The Children's Institute, The Day School serves students challenged by Autism, complex and severe Neurological Impairments and/or Cerebral Palsy who fall within the parameters of our mission and our approval from the Bureau of Special Education. Many of our students have concomitant disabilities. Examples of some of the deficit disorders, mental retardation, orthopedic disorders, seizure disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, and communication disorders.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed                                                   

Age Range Served - 3-21    

Age at Admission - 3

I.Q. Range Served - All

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 180 Days

Current Enrollment - 179

 

Admission Procedures

Each of our school-age students is referred to our school by their local school district when that district determines that they are unable to provide an appropriate educational program for the students. In the case of pre-school age students, the same referral process originates with the student's Intermediate Unit. Our unique ability to meet the needs of students with complex and severe disabilities is recognized locally and nationally as an outstanding program of comprehensive education and related services.

 

When a student is approved by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education for placement in The Day School through the 4010 process, sixty percent (60%) of the tuition is paid by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the remaining forty percent (40%) is the responsibility of the referring school district. When The Day School reaches the maximum number of students we can enroll under the 4010 process, the local school district is responsible for 100% of the tuition.

 

There are no additional charges for the comprehensive program of education and related services that appear on each student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The Day School is committed to providing cost-effective and successful special education and related services for all of our students.

 

Accreditation

NCASES, CARF and JCAHO.

 

Funding Approval

Pennsylvania Department of  Education and Local School Districts. 

 


 

Daytop Preparatory School

 

Address                                                               80 West Main Street

                                                                             Mendham, NJ 07945
                                                                             Phone:  (973) 543-5656

                                                                             Fax:      (973) 543-4068

                                                                             Web:    www.daytop-nj.org
 

Contact                                                                Erin Carrabba, Director

Founded                                                              2001

Joined NAPSEC                                                 2003


Disabilities Served

Emotional disturbances.

 

Program Description

Daytop Preparatory School is a wholly integrated liberal arts program providing special education services and regular academic programs within the Therapeutic Community.  The school is dedicated to the individual student's growth in mind and spirit.  The school endorses individual learning, responsibility, and honest effort as hallmarks of intellectual growth; the school requires, kindness, and truthfulness as virtues of the character and spirit.  The school staff creates the expectation of high performance and moral development.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed                                                   

Age Range Served - 13-19    

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - All

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - N/A

Length of Program - 10 months

Current Enrollment - N/A

 

Admission Procedures

Contact school.

 

Accreditation

N/A

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education

 


 

Dearborn Academy

                                                                                                                     

Address                                                                  34 Winter Street

                                                                                Arlington, MA 02474

                                                                                Phone:  (781) 641-5992

                                                                                Fax:      (781) 641-5997

                                                                                Web:    www.dearbornacademy.org  

 

Contact                                                                   Rebecca Altepeter

Founded                                                                 1945

Joined NAPSEC                                                    1992

 

Disabilities Served
Emotional disturbances, behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, bipolar, dual dyslexic, emotional disorders, language disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. 


Program Description

Dearborn Academy is a psychoeducational program serving children ages 5-22 with emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. Dearborn provides a unique blend of educational and clinical services intended to help students identify and achieve individualized goals and assume responsibility for their behavior. Programming emphasizes academic achievement, hands-on learning experiences, academic remediation, and social and emotional growth. Remedial reading instruction is offered to students delayed in reading.

 

The high school offers a sophisticated array of shop offerings, as well as career and transitional services readying students to assume productive roles in the community when they graduate.  All students receive individual and group therapy. Family treatment is provided on site and within the community.  Outreach is an essential part of the program.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed                                                   

Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5-20

I.Q. Range Served - Low average and above

Program - Day, September, June/Summer for ages 5-15

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 180 Days; 30 day Summer

Current Enrollment - 120

 

Admissions Procedures

Referrals are made through the local communities under Chapter 766.  Private referrals will be considered.


Accreditation
N/A.


Funding Approval
Referring cities and towns and Massachusetts state education agencies.

  


 

Deron School of New Jersey

 

Address                                                            1140 Commerce Avenue

                                                                          Union, NJ 07083

                                                                          Phone:  (908) 206-0444

                                                                          Fax:      (908) 206-0466

                                                                          Web:    www.deronschool.org  

 

Contact                                                             Kenneth Alter

Founded                                                           1967

Joined NAPSEC                                              2001

 

Disabilities Served

Multiple disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognitively impaired, auditory impaired, orthopedic impairments, and traumatic brain injury, specific learning disabilities and visually impaired.

 

Program Description

Established in 1967, to provide educational opportunities for disabled students, ages 5-21 years.  The primary mission of Deron School is to provide students with individualized instruction, utilizing state-of-the-art educational materials and technology in order to help each student reach their greatest level of independence.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5

I.Q. Range Served - 60-90

Program - 180/210 days with Extended School Year
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2.5
Length of Program - Depends on disability
Current Enrollment  – 140
 

Additional Campuses

Ages 14-21

130 Grove Street

Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone:  (973) 509-2777

Fax:      (973) 509-2515

 

Admission Procedures

Contact Lori Alter, Director

908-206-0444

Lalter@deronschool.org

 

The Deron School of New Jersey accepts students on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Call to schedule a tour, interview with student and review of IEP.

 

Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education

 


The Deron School of New Jersey

 

 


 


 

The Devereux Foundation


Address                                                               444 Devereux Drive

                                                                             PO Box 638

                                                                             Villanova, PA  19085

                                                                             Phone:  (610) 520-3000, (800) 345-1292

                                                                             Fax:      (610) 542-3100

                                                                             Web:    www.devereux.org                                                            
Contact                                                               Robert Kreider

Founded                                                             1912

Joined NAPSEC                                                1994                                       

Disabilities Served

Wide range of emotional/behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities.


Program Description

From acute-care psychiatric hospital settings, campus and community-based residential treatment (including group homes to out-patient settings).

  

Program Profile
Enrollment - Co-ed

Age Range Served - 3 to adult

Age at Admission - 3

I.Q. Range Served - All

Program - Day, Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio -  Depends on program
Length of Program - Depends on disability
Current Enrollment - About 2,000                                         
 

Admission Procedures

Contact national admission office (800-345-1292); representatives will guide you to appropriate program.

Accreditation
N/A.

Funding Approval
Depends on program.

  


 

Devereux

 

Address                                                          60 Miles Road, PO Box 219

                                                                        Rutland, MA 01543

                                                                        Phone:  (508) 886-4746

                                                                        Fax:      (508) 886-4773

                                                                        Web:    www.devereuxma.org  

 

Contact                                                           Stephen Yerdon

Founded                                                         1965

Joined NAPSEC                                            1998

 

Disabilities Served

A variety of emotional and behavioral disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, autistic spectrum disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

 

Program Description

Our treatment approach uses positive behavior support, trauma-informed care and cognitive-behavioral/behavioral principles within the context of a safe, strengths-based therapeutic community, to help our clients establish positive relationships, internalize control, and learn the skills they need to function successfully in the least restrictive setting.

 

A continuum of treatment allows clients to progress from intake units, to on-campus cottages, to community-based group homes as their treatment needs change.  Our Day School program and Therapeutic Foster Care provide treatment options for clients who no longer require residential care.  We are committed to engaging families as partners in planning and implementing treatment.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-21

Age at Admission - 6-20

I.Q. Range Served - Below to above average intelligence

Program - Day, Residential, Therapeutic Foster Care

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3 in Residential & Day School; 1:1or 1:2 in Therapeutic Foster Care

Length of Program - Average stay in Residential is 17 months

Current Enrollment - Residential: 121; Day School: 16; Therapeutic Foster Care: 152

 

Admission Procedures

The Devereux Massachusetts has an open admissions policy throughout the year.  After an initial screening of records, an in-person interview is conducted at Devereux or off-site.  Notification of an admission decision usually occurs within 24 hours.  Contact the Admissions Department at 508-886-4746 or E-mail: ma_admissions@devereux.org.

  1. Therapeutic Foster Care program has offices in Holden, Amherst, and Arlington, MA and Warwick, RI.

  2. Residential program has a unit that specializes in the treatment of adolescent males with co-occurring mental health & substances abuse disorders.

  3. Residential program has a unit and a cottage that specializes in the treatment of males with autistic spectrum disorders.

  4. Residential program for adolescent females specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Accreditation

Currently pursuing COA.

 

Funding Approval

N/A.

 

 


 

Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute

 

Address                                                          100 Barber Place
                                                                        Erie, PA  16507
                                                                        Phone:  (814) 878-4052         
                                                                        Fax:      (814) 454-2771

                                                                        Web:    www.barberinstitute.org
 

Contact                                                           Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey

Founded                                                         1952
Joined NAPSEC                                            1991

 

Disabilities Served

Autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, severe neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, deaf/hard of hearing.

 

Program Description

The Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center, Inc., is an individualized educational program designed to meet the needs of preschool and school-aged students.  Numerous placement opportunities are available for children with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and autism.  The goal of the educational program is the formation of cognitive skills and shaping of social behaviors as determined by the IEP so that the child may eventually function in a less restrictive setting.  Thus, there is ongoing coordination among local school districts, intermediate units, and the school.

 

Psychological/psychiatric services, behavior management, social work services, adaptive and physical education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, and parent training are some of the services offered to the students.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - 3
I.Q. Range Served - All
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1 and 1:3
Length of Program - 180 days and extended school year
Current Enrollment - 193
 

Admission Procedures

Referral by Home School District

 

Accreditation

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Committee on Institute Wide Accreditation, and the New York Department of Education.

 

Funding Approval

State education agency

  


 

Durand Academy and Community Services


Address                                                           230 North Evergreen Avenue
                                                                         Woodbury, NJ  08096
                                                                         Phone:  (856) 845-0666
                                                                         Fax:      (856) 848-7659

                                                                         Web:    www.durandac.org
 

Contact                                                           Raymond Cristofoletti, Executive Director

Founded                                                         1972
Joined NAPSEC                                            1989
 

Disabilities Served
Autism, and associated behavioral, learning and developmental disabilities.

Program Description

Founded in 1972, Durand Academy has been serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and associated behavioral disabilities for 40 years. Our unique program combines treatment and educational modalities including Applied Behavior Analysis and Sensory Integration.  Durand is a leader in the use of assistive technology and specializes in the use of the iPad and other tablet computers to assist students with limited verbal skills. We serve an age range of 5-21 and offer an Academic Secondary Program that prepares students for post-secondary education and a Pre Vocational Life Skills Program that prepares students for gainful supported employment. Durand Academy and Community Services also operates Group Homes and Adult Training Services throughout Southern New Jersey.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21 and Adults

Age at Admission - 5-16 to Adult

I.Q. Range Served - All

Program - Day, Residential (group homes)

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1

Length of Program - 230

Current Enrollment - 45 School, 100+ Community Services

 

Admission Procedures

Contact Jillian Bianco, MSW

Admissions Director

(856) 845-0666, ext. 123

jbianco@durandac.org

 

For more information on Durand Adult Training Services and Group Homes contact Diane Ortiz, Director of Community Services at d.ortiz@durandac.org or (856) 235-2540. ext 109.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Human Services.

 

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East Mountain School

 

Address                                                            252 Route 601, PO Box 147
                                                                          Belle Mead, NJ  08502

                                                                          Phone:  (908) 281-1415
                                                                          Fax:      (908) 281-1663
                                                                          Web:    www.carrier.org
 

Contact                                                             Stacey Paulis

Founded                                                           1980
Joined NAPSEC                                              1988               

Disabilities Served
Behavioral disabilities. Students are affected by a variety of disabilities including: emotional issues, multiple handicaps, learning disabilities and psychiatric disorders.

Program Description

East Mountain School serves students in grades 7-12 and is structured into four distinct program areas, each designed to serve students with various levels of academic functioning and degrees of disabilities. The Programs include: Academic Track, Behavioral Affective Needs Group, Small Group Departmentalized Instructional Setting and Intensive/Support Therapeutic Group. Curriculum has been updated to reflect the New Jersey State and National Common Core Standards with instruction modified on an individual basis in meeting the needs of the student's Individualized Education Plan. The program additional offers specialist classes including art, instrumental music, physical education/health, computers, technology/robotics, theater, and Spanish language instruction.

 

Students can also participate in activities that include sports fundamentals, community service, driver's education, music ensemble, school-work transition training, yearbook, and other school-based project activities. The school also facilitates the state-mandated HSPA and ASK tests as well as serving as an SAT site for college-bound students.

 

There is a strong focus on therapeutic interventions with nine social workers who work with students on affective/behavioral issues. The school also offers the services of guidance and SAC counselors. The program is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education and is a member of ASAH and NAPSEC.

 

East Mountain School puts a strong emphasis on hands-on, tactile-based project learning. The school has developed three separate science/technology labs, each designed to reinforce concepts in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics). Additionally, the curriculum is designed to support state initiatives in providing instruction in finance literacy and "21st century" learning standards.

 

Program Profile         
Enrollment  -  Coed   
Age Range Served - 12-19
Age at Admission - 12-19
I.Q. Range Served - 70-120
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2
Length of Program - 180 days
Current Enrollment - 118

Admission Procedures

Admissions takes place through placement through the local school district Child Study Team for the Day School Program. Placement into the Residential Program is generally through Department of Youth and Family Services.

 

Accreditation

New Jersey Department of Education, JCAHO.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education.

 


 

ECLC of New Jersey

 

Address                                                                    21 Lum Avenue
                                                                                  Chatham, NJ  07928

                                                                                  Phone:  (973) 635-1705
                                                                                  Fax:      (973) 701-0719

                                                                                  Web:    www.eclcofnj.org
 

Contact                                                                     Bruce Litinger

Founded                                                                   1970
Joined NAPSEC                                                      1984               

Disabilities Served
Students have a range of disabilities including autism, Down Syndrome, severe learning and/or language disabilities or multiple disabilities.

Program Description

ECLC of New Jersey offers lifelong services for people with special needs, from education to jobs and day program. ECLC's two schools, in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus, educate children with special needs from ages 5-21. In addition to academics, students enjoy many typical school experiences, from playing on sports teams and performing in musical shows to taking a date to the prom. They also receive occupational, physical and speech therapies and learn essential job skills through volunteer and paid work opportunities.

 

As students prepare to graduate, ECLC's affiliate, Community Personnel Services (CPS), guides them into the next chapter of their young lives, whether its supported employment or a day program. CPS's job coaches help graduates and other adult clients find job skills through volunteer and paid work opportunities.


Graduates who are not ready for work can enroll in ECLC's P.R.I.D.E. day and evening programs.


Other Locations

ECLC of New Jersey in Hohokus, New Jersey.

 

Program Profile         
Enrollment - Coed   
Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5-21

I.Q. Range Served - Mild to Moderate range

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length of Program - 10 months with and extended Summer program

Current Enrollment - 315

 

Admission Procedures

Review of case history; interview with student and parent; review of IEP with sending school district.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education.

 


 

Eden Autism Services
 

Address                                                                   2 Merwick Road
                                                                                 Princeton, NJ  08540
                                                                                 Phone:  (609) 987-0099
                                                                                 Fax:      (609) 987-0243
                                                                                 Web:    www.edenautism.org
 

Contact                                                                   Rachel Tait, Director of Education   

Founded                                                                 1975
Joined NAPSEC                                                    1984               


Disabilities Served

Autism or autistic-like language and behavior disorders, preschool disabilities.

 

Program Description

The Eden School provides year-round educational services for children and adolescents with autism, ages 3-21.  Extended school year Day and Residential programs are available during the summer months.  Teaching techniques are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), and each student's curriculum is tailored to his or her specific needs and abilities and based on individual, annual assessments. 

 

Eden's Outreach and Support Services Division provides a range of services designed to extend lifespan services for individuals with autism beyond Eden's doors, as well as to ensure continuity and accountability within the Eden Services. Outreach and Support Services staff also act as liaison for Eden's participation in autism research activities, oversee the publication of Eden's curriculum materials (the Eden Press) and coordinate an annual lecture series on autism (Lecture Series).  Nina Finkler is the Director of Outreach and Support Services.  She can be contacted at 609-426-8656 (phone), 609-426-0710 (fax).

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed   
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - N/A

Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1 to 3:1
Length of Program - 215 days
Current Enrollment - 70
 

Admission Procedures

The Child Study Team of the child's school district would request placement. Upon an opening  the children on our waiting list would be screened by appropriate age for the opening, review of files, and in-person interview with child and family. The Child Study Team is then informed of placement.  Out-of-state/private students must directly apply. All admissions questions can be directed to the Director of Educational Services, Rachel Tait, M.A., M.Ed.

 

Accreditation
National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES).

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

The Education Academy

 

Address                                                          505 North Main Street, Route 9

                                                                        Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

                                                                        Phone:  (609) 693-3322

                                                                        Fax:      (609) 693-5454

                                                                        Web:    www.theeducationacademy.com

 

Contact                                                           Roland J. Lewis, Director

Founded                                                         1992

Joined NAPSEC                                            1998

 

Disabilities Served

Behavioral and/or other related problems.

 

Program Description

All classes are self-contained and designed to maximize learning opportunities for special children.  The program is highly structured and equal emphasis is placed on academics and social growth.  An extended school year (summer program) is also offered.

 

The faculty recognizes the need to help children under its care achieve social and emotional growth.  In striving to attain that goal, a variety of educationally sound and effective behavior modification techniques are employed.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-14

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - N/A

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length of Program - 210 days

Current Enrollment - 45

 

Admission Procedures

Each child has been appropriately classified by the sending district‘s child study team.  An intake interview and an onsite visit by the parent/guardian is required.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education.

 

 


   

The Education Center at the Watson Institute

 

Address                                                           301 Camp Meeting Road

                                                                         Sewickley, PA 15143 
                                                                         Phone:  (412) 749-2860         

                                                                         Fax:      (412) 741-1958 

                                                                         Web:    www.dtwatson.org

 

Contact                                                           Dr. Marilyn Hoyson 

Founded                                                         1916

Joined NAPSEC                                            1997

 

Disabilities Served

Severely challenged children with autism, neurological impairments and cerebral palsy.


Program Description

At The Harry S. Tack Education Center at the Sewickley Campus, Watson offers an approved private school that is licensed to serve children ages 3 to 12 with autism, cerebral palsy, neurological impairments and other developmental disabilities.

 

The Education Center staff employs a combination of nationally-recognized educational techniques, including applied behavior analysis, naturalistic, and structured teaching. In addition, Watson has established classrooms for children with brain injuries to meet their specific needs.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21 yrs. 
Age at Admission - Same
I.Q. Range Served - Severely challenged children with autism and neurological impairments.
Program - Day, ESY Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - Each class has a teacher and two assistants. 
Length of Program - 190 plus ESY for students who qualify.
Current Enrollment - 156
 

Admission Procedures

Referred by school district and family team at Watson review ER and IEP and any other relevant information and observes the child. The team decides on acceptance.

 

Accreditation                                     

National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES).

 

Funding Approval

Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 


 

EPIC School
 

Address                                                          238 North Farview Avenue
                                                                        Paramus, NJ  07652
                                                                        Phone:  (201) 576-0600
                                                                        Fax:      (201) 576-0699

                                                                        Web:    www.epicschool.org
 

Contact                                                           William P. Schmatz
Founded                                                         1997
Joined NAPSEC                                            2010

Disabilities Served
Autism and Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD).

Program Description

EPIC Uses the scientifically validated method of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach new skills and increase independence.

 

Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 3-21

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - Autism- PDD-NOS

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1

Length of Program - 210 days

Current Enrollment - 26


Admission Procedures

Clinical evaluation based on peer match and other factors.

 

Accreditation
N/A.

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Education.

  


 

Essex Valley School

 

Address                                                              1 Henderson Drive

                                                                            West Caldwell, NJ 07006
                                                                            Phone:  (973) 244-7890
                                                                            Fax:      (973) 244-7894

                                                                            Web: www.essexvalleyschool.org
 

Contact                                                              Alan Lichtenstein

Founded                                                            1974
Joined NAPSEC                                               2000
 

Disabilities Served
Behavioral disabilities.

Program Description

Comprehensive middle school grades 6-8 and high school curriculum using a behavior modification system and individual counseling.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 13-21

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - Low average and above

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:6

Length of Program - 200 days (including extended school year)

Current Enrollment - 60

 

Admission Procedures

File review submitted by district intake meeting to interview student.  Review and decision by intake committee.  Notification to student and sending district.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Education.  


 

Evergreen Center

 

Address                                                          

                                                                              345 Fortune Boulevard
                                                                              Milford, MA 01757
                                                                              Phone:  (508) 478-2631
                                                                              Fax:      (508) 634-3251

                                                                              Web:    www.evergreenctr.org  
 

Contact                                                                Dr. Robert F. Littleton, Director

Founded                                                              1982
Joined NAPSEC                                                 1989
 

Disabilities Served

The Evergreen Center serves students with a variety of disabilities, including mental retardation, autism, and emotional disturbances.  These students may also have physical disabilities and/or medical needs. Two distinct programs permit Evergreen to meet the needs of students ranging from basic skills to early academic levels of functioning.

 

Program Description

Students served at the Evergreen Center possess skill deficits and behavioral needs that require a carefully planned educational program. Two distinct programs provide instruction throughout the waking day.  The Basic Skills Program serves students with severe mental retardation.  Program emphasis is on the development of basic skills, including personal care routines, functional communication, ambulation, domestic activities, leisure skills, and community integration.  The Behavior Development Program serves students diagnosed with moderate to severe retardation with severe behavior disorders.  Program emphasis is on the development of basic skills including personal care routines, communication, ambulation, leisure, and domestic activities.  Students served in the Behavior Development Program also receive functional academic instruction appropriate to their needs.

 

Each classroom is staffed with a 1:2 staff to student ratio and supervised by a clinical director.  The teaching staff at the Evergreen Center is part of a much larger multi-disciplinary team of professionals providing: nursing services; occupational therapy; vocational services; family services; physical therapy; speech therapy; and adaptive physical education.  A consultant behavioral psychologist and a neuro-psychiatrist assist in the development of education and behavioral programs.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-22

Age at Admissions - 6-18

I.Q. Range Served - Low to moderate

Program - Residential

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 12 months

Enrollment - 89

 

Admissions Procedures

Referral information should be forwarded to the director of family services at the address listed above. The information will then be reviewed by a clinical team to assess the student's general appropriateness for admission.  When it has been determined that the student is appropriate and that an opening is imminent, a comprehensive intake evaluation is scheduled at the Evergreen Center or the student's current placement.

 

Accreditation

 

 

Funding Approval

Massachusetts Department of Education, Massachusetts Office for Child Care Services, and Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Massachusetts Departments of Mental Retardation, Mental Health, Social Services, and Public Health.

 

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Farr Academy

 

Address                                                                   71 Pearl Street
                                                                                 Cambridge, MA  02139
                                                                                 Phone:  (617) 492-4922
                                                                                 Fax:      (617) 547-8301

                                                                                 Web:    www.farracademy.org

 

Contact                                                                   Michael Culhane

Founded                                                                 1972
Joined NAPSEC                                                    1991

Disabilities Served
Emotional disturbances, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and learning disabilities.

 

Program Description

Farr Academy is a therapeutic day school program geared to work with the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student.  Communication and problem solving skills are taught and reinforced throughout the program.  Skilled teacher/counselors, small structured classes with individualized curriculum, one-to-one tutoring as needed, college preparatory courses, multi-faceted physical and outdoor education, woodworking, studio art, and an intensive school-to-career/job placement counselor provide a comprehensive approach to the range of needs presented by students.  Additional varied elective courses are offered to round out the student learning experience. Individual and small group counseling is integrated into the overall program. Frequent parent contact is encouraged and maintained by homeroom teacher/counselors as well as by a parent worker.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 7-12th grade
Age at Admission - 7-12th grade
I.Q. Range Served - Average to superior
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2
Length of Program - 180 days/25 days in summer
Enrollment - 33

Admissions Procedures

Referrals are made by LEAs, parents, mental health professionals and Department of Social Services.

 

Accreditation
Approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Funding Approval

Massachusetts Department of Education.

 


 

The Felician School for Exceptional Children
 

Address                                                          260 South Main Street
                                                                        Lodi, NJ 07644
                                                                        Phone:  (973) 777-5355
                                                                        Fax:      (973) 777-0725

                                                                        Web:    www.fsec.org
 

Contact                                                           Sister Rose Marie Smiglewski
Founded                                                         1971
Joined NAPSEC                                            1985    

Disabilities Served
Behavioral disorders, autism, multiple disabilities, cognitively impaired - mild and moderate.

 

Program Description

The curriculum focuses on six essential skill areas: Functional Academics, Socialization, Independent Living Development, Personal Family Life Skills, Pre-Vocational Skills Development and Vocational Job Training.


Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - 35
I.Q. Range Served - 40-75
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 180 days, 201 days including July ESY.
Enrollment - 75

Admission Procedures

Local Education Agencies contact the school. Updated reports and student records are sent to the school. Records are reviewed, parents are asked to bring student in for an interview. Administration, child study team, school psychologist and parents decide if the Felician School is the appropriate placement.

 

Accreditation

Funding Approval
New Jersey State Department of Education 

 


 

The Forbush School
 

Address                                                             6501 North Charles Street
                                                                           Baltimore, MD 21204
                                                                           Phone:  (410) 938-4747
                                                                           Fax:      (410) 938-4421

                                                                           Web:    www.sheppardpratt.org 
 

Contact                                                              James Truscello

Founded                                                            1968
Joined NAPSEC                                               1985

Disabilities Served
Children with severe emotional disturbance, autism, speech and language disabilities, learning disabilities, and some types of multiple disabilities.

Program Description

The Forbush Day School in Towson is comprised of three programs: Therapeutic Preschool, Primary and Secondary Programs. The Preschool consists of full day programming for 3 through 5 year olds. The classrooms are structured to provide a safe, nurturing environment for young children to learn and develop. Parent education and classroom participation are hallmarks of the preschool program. In the Primary Program, all classes are self contained covering kindergarten through grade 8. The Secondary Program, serving grades 9 through 12 offers both self contained and departmental programming as well as vocational programming in horticulture, food services and building trades.

The Forbush School is a fully accredited special education facility. Secondary Program students earn credits towards high school graduation. The program integrates highly structured academic programming, with an extensive array of related services. Each student has an individual treatment team comprised of the classroom teacher, social worker, psychotherapist and any other related service professional involved in the provision of the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP).

Related services offered are: individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, social casework, speech and language services, occupational therapy, chemical dependency counseling, educational assessment, psychological assessment, vocational counseling, neuropsychological assessment, psychiatric assessment, medication management, rehabilitation counseling services, school health services, behavior management and one to one aides as needed.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - 2.5 and up
I.Q. Range Served - 60 and up

Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - 214 days
Enrollment - 155
 

Admission Procedures

Most students are referred to the school by the local school system special education departments. The school does accept private pay referrals as well.

 

Accreditation

Maryland State Department of Education and the Washington DC Public Schools have accredited the program.


Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education and the District of Columbia Public School are the funding approvals and sources.

 


 

The Forbush School - Anne Arundel County

 

Address                                                       648 Old Mill Road

                                                                    Millersville, MD 21108

                                                                    Phone: (410) 729-9181

                                                                    Fax: (410) 729-9182

                                                                    Web: www.sheppardpratt.org

 

Contact                                                       James Ferrell

Joined NAPSEC                                        2012

 

Disabilities Served

The Forbush School at Anne Arundel is to provide special education and related services for children and adolescents ages ten to twenty-one with developmental disabilities, primarily Autism and Intellectual Disability.  Students may also have a diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), or developmental delays in one or more areas, severe behavioral problems, multiple learning problems, and other related disorders.

 

Program Description

The Forbush School at Anne Arundel is a Type II, 11-month, full day, non-public special education program. The Forbush School at Anne Arundel serves students ages ten to twenty-one in a non-graded program that operates within a public school setting.  Students participate with public school students for library and incentive programs.  Students are required to attend school during the regular school year (August to June) and during the summer months (July to August). Students attend school five days per week from 9:15 am to 3:40 pm.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 10-21
Age at Admission - 10 and up
I.Q. Range Served -

Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio -
Length of Program - 208 days
Enrollment -  9
 

Admission Procedures

The Forbush School at Anne Arundel does not discriminate in its admission policies on the basis of race, color, religion, or ethnic origin. The school will serve students who meet the following criteria:


1.     Children, male or female, between the ages of 10 and 21.


2.     Residents must be U.S. citizens, or, must be in possession of a current and valid green card or passport.


3.     Prospective students must have a documented diagnosis of Autism or Intellectual Disability. They must exhibit behavioral characteristics of Autism and Intellectual Disability as defined in the DSM-IV.


4.     Presently, must not be able to function in a less restrictive environment and must cognitively function at a level to benefit from the Voluntary State Curriculum.


5.     The prospective student must be eligible for a government funded placement.

 
6.     Prospective students and their families must be willing and accessible to participate in the pre-admission interview along with participating in the students’ ongoing behavioral interventions and education.


10.    Exceptions to any of the above criteria are subject to the approval of the Education Director.


11.    The school will not be able to serve students whose aggression, self injury or fire setting is so severe that the school staff does not feel they can keep him/her safe from harming him/herself or others.

 

Accreditation


Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education.


 

The Forbush School - Glyndon

 

Address                                                       407 Central Avenue

                                                                    Reisterstown, MD 21136

                                                                    Phone: (410) 517-5400

                                                                    Fax: (410) 517-5600

                                                                    Web: www.sheppardpratt.org

 

Contact                                                       Dr. Jodi King

Joined NAPSEC                                        2012

 

Disabilities Served

The Forbush School at Glyndon is a Type I full-day Special Education and related services Nursery School {Ages 2, 3, and 4), Kindergarten, Elementary School (Grades 1 through 8), Secondary School (Grades 9 through 12), and Nongraded (Ages 2 through  21) program  for students with autism, emotional disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, and speech/language disability.

 

Program Description

Type  full-day Special  Education and related services Nursery  School (Ages  2, 3, and  4), Kindergarten, Elementary School  (Grades 1 through 8), Secondary School (Grades  9 through 12), and  Nongraded (Ages  2 through 21)  program for students with autism, emotional disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, and speech/language disability.  It is located at 407 Central Avenue, Reisterstown, MD 21136, with an additional location at 12039 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136, to be known as the Forbush School at Glyndon.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 2-21
Age at Admission - 1.5 and up
I.Q. Range Served - 60 and up

Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:1 & 6:1
Length of Program - 214 days

Enrollment - 
 

Admission Procedures

The Forbush School at Glyndon, operating under the authority of SPHS, does not discriminate and its admission decisions are not based upon ethnic background, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The school will serve students who meet the following criteria:

1.  Students male or female, ages 2 through 21. Students who are in Nursery School, Kindergarten through Grade 12, graded and nongraded.


2. Students must be U.S. citizens, or must be in possession of a current and valid green card or passport.


3.  Prospective students are identified as having autism, emotional disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, and/or speech/language disability. However, such admissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


4.  Students must not be able to function in a less restrictive environment.


5. Prospective students and their families must be willing and accessible to participate in the pre-admission interview, along with participating in the student's ongoing behavioral programming and education.


6. The school will not be able to program for students whose aggression, self-injury or fire setting are so severe that  the school staff  does not feel they  can keep him/her safe from  harming him/herself or others.


7.  We do not accept students who require drug and alcohol treatment.


8. Exceptions to any of the above criteria are subject to approval of the
Education Director.

 

Accreditation


Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education.


 

The Forbush School - Hunt Valley

 

Address                                                      11201 Pepper Road

                                                                    Hunt Valley, MD 21031

                                                                    Phone: (410) 527-9505

                                                                    Fax: (410) 527-0329

                                                                    Web: www.sheppardpratt.org

 

Contact                                                       Timothy Yearick

Joined NAPSEC                                        2012

 

Disabilities Served

The school provides 30 hours per week of instruction to students with autism as the primary disabling condition.

 

Program Description

The Forbush School at Hunt Valley is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Type I, full day, non-public, separate special education school. Students are required to attend school during the regular school year (August to June) and during the summer months (July to August). Students are served in a 30,000 square foot modern facility that includes:  a multipurpose room, sensory integration room, library, ADL Classroom, and spacious classrooms with observation windows.  Students attend school five days per week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Forbush School at Hunt Valley non-graded program serves male and female students, ages five to twenty one. The graded program serves male and female students, grades kindergarten through eighth grade.  The school provides 30 hours per week of instruction to students with autism as the primary disabling condition. The students attend classroom and community-based instruction individually and in small groups. A student to staff ratio of 1:2 is maintained at all times, or as specified by the students Individualized Education Program (IEP).

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Program - Day

Length of Program - 214 days

Enrollment - 72

 

Admission Procedures

Placed through the IEP process upon approval from Local School System

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

Maryland Department of Education, District of Columbia, and Local School Systems

 


 

The Forbush School - Oakmont Upper School

 

Address                                                     610 East Diamond Avenue, Suite E

                                                                   Gaithersburg, MD 20877

                                                                   Phone: (301) 330-4359

                                                                   Fax: (301) 330-0533

                                                                   Web: www.sheppardpratt.org

 

Contact                                                      Donna Smikle

Joined NAPSEC                                       2009

 

Disabilities Served

Students may have a diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or developmental delays in one or more areas, severe behavioral problems, multiple learning problems, and other related disorders.

 

Program Description

The Forbush School at Oakmont Upper School serves male and female students, ages twelve to twenty one. The school provides 30 hours per week of instruction to students with autism as the primary disabling condition. The students attend classroom and community-based instruction individually and in small groups. A student to staff ratio of 1:2 is maintained at all times, or as specified by the students Individualized Education Program (IEP).

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 12-21

Age at Admission - 12-21

I.Q. Range Served -

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 217 days

Enrollment - 21

 

Admission Procedure

 The Forbush School at Oakmont Upper School does not discriminate in its admission policies on the basis of race, color, religion, or ethnic origin. The school will serve students who meet the following criteria:


1.     Children, male or female, between the ages of 12 and 21, in Grades 6-12.


2.     Residents must be U.S. citizens, or, must be in possession of a current and valid green card or passport.


3.     Prospective students must have a documented primary diagnosis of Autism. They must exhibit behavioral characteristics of autism (e.g., stereotypical behaviors, self-stimulatory behaviors, intensive communication needs, repetitive behaviors and obsessions, abnormal sensory orientations to environmental stimuli).


4.     Presently, must not be able to function in a less restrictive environment and must cognitively function at the pre kindergarten to Grade 8 level to benefit from the Voluntary State Curriculum.


5.     The prospective student must be eligible for a government funded placement.  


6.     Prospective students and their families must be willing and accessible to participate in the pre-admission interview along with participating in the students’ ongoing behavioral interventions and education.


10.    Exceptions to any of the above criteria are subject to the approval of the Educational Director.


11.    The school will not be able to serve students whose aggression, self injury or fire setting are so severe that the school staff does not feel they can keep him/her safe from harming him/herself or others.

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education and District of Columbia.

 


 

The Forbush School - Prince George's County

 

Address                                                    4949 Addison Road

                                                                  Capitol Heights, MD 20743

                                                                  Phone: (240) 661-1423

                                                                  Fax: (240) 764-1423

                                                                  Web: www.sheppardpratt.org

 

Contact                                                    Mark Rapaport

Joined NAPSEC                                     2012

 

Disabilities Served

The Forbush School at Prince George’s County is a Type I full day Special Education and related services for male and female students with autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) in a non-graded (Ages 5 through 21) educational program.

 

Program Description

The purpose of the Forbush School at Prince George’s County is to provide therapeutic, co-educational programs and support services through a sequential curriculum of studies, utilizing the Maryland State Curriculum.  Our staff seeks to develop the potential of each student in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.  Our staff strives to help each student develop these skills, in order to return the student to a less restrictive environment in the community as quickly as possible.  

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:1

Length of Program - 216 days

Enrollment - 49

 

Admission Procedures

The Forbush School at Prince George’s County does not discriminate in its admission policies on the basis of race, color religion or ethnic origin.  The school will serve students who meet the following criteria:

1. Children, male or female, between the ages of 5 and 21.

2. Residents must be U.S. citizens, or must be in possession of a current and valid green card or passport.

3. Prospective students are identified as autistic with the primary disability being autism spectrum disorders, or other secondary disorders.  Typically, Forbush students must exhibit behavioral characteristics of autism such as self-stimulatory behaviors, intensive communication needs, repetitive behaviors, and obsessions, abnormal sensory orientation to environmental stimuli.  

4. Must not be able to function in a less restrictive environment.

5. The Forbush School at Prince George’s County may accept students who are unable to control their impulsive acts.  However, such admissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

6. The prospective student must be eligible for a government funded placement.

7. Prospective students and their families must be willing and accessible to participate in the pre-admission interview along with participating in the student’s ongoing behavioral interventions and education.  

8. Exceptions to any of the above criteria are subject to approval of the Principal.

9. The school will not be able to serve students whose aggression, self-injury or fire setting are so severe that the school staff does not feel they can keep him/her safe from harming him/herself or others.  

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education, District of Columbia.

 


   

The Forum School
 

Address                                                                  107 Wyckoff Avenue
                                                                               Waldwick, NJ 07463
                                                                               Phone:  (201) 444-5882
                                                                               Fax:      (201) 444-4003

                                                                               Web:    www.theforumschool.com
 

Contact                                                                 Brian Detlefsen

Founded                                                               1954
Joined NAPSEC                                                  1988


Disabilities Served

Autistic spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, Asperger's syndrome, delayed and/or inappropriate speech and language development, perceptual difficulties not related to specific sensory deficits, delayed motor development, inappropriate affect, and association disorders.


Program Description

The Forum School offers a full day pre-school, regular program (ungraded), and an adolescent program (departmentalized).  Small classes offer a 1:2 staff/student ratio.  A summer program is offered in July.  Several summer camp programs are available.

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - Up to 16

Age at Admission - Up to 16

I.Q. Range Served - Moderate to superior

Program - Day, Summer, Residential Summer Camp

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 10 months Day, 1 month Summer

Enrollment - 140


Admission Procedures

Referrals may be made by Child Study Teams, physicians, mental health professional, or by parents themselves. To consider a child for admission, the school requires copies of all recent evaluations. Intake Interview: Each child and his/her parents are seen prior to admission to help determine whether the child can benefit from the program, and to familiarize parents with the program.

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education.

 


 

The Foundation Schools


Address                                                       6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 605

                                                                    Rockville, MD 20852  

                                                                    Phone:  (301) 881-0078

                                                                    Fax:      (301) 881-8515

                                                                    Web:    www.foundationschools.org

 

Contact                                                       Gina James,  Director

                                                                            
Founded                                                     1975
Joined NAPSEC                                        1984

Disabilities Served
Emotional disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities, social/emotional learning challenges.


Program Description

Founded in 1975, The Foundation Schools provides a highly specialized educational and therapeutic program for students identified with emotional disabilities, as well as those with social emotional and learning challenges, preparing them to be lifelong learners. The Foundation Schools operate two campuses (Largo, MD and Gaithersburg, MD), which serve students from throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

 

Students come to The Foundation Schools because they have been unsuccessful in less restrictive settings. As a nonpublic school, we play an important role in the continuum of care for some of our community’s most at-risk students. We supply a mix of academic support, behavior modification and intensive therapy in a caring and compassionate environment. We also provide a host of additional programs and services to ensure best outcomes for each and every student, such as remedial reading classes, school lunches, career preparation, drug education and prevention, arts and athletics and home-based assistance to our students’ families who are in crisis.

 

Other Campuses

The Foundation School of Alexandria (FSA), The Foundation School of Montgomery County (FSMC), and The Foundation Intermediate School (FIS).

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 6-21
Age at Admission - 6-21
I.Q. Range Served - 70+
Program - Day, Extended School Year (ESY)
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 4:1
Length of Program - 180 days
Enrollment - 243
 

Admission Procedures

The Foundation Schools accepts students identified as emotionally disabled who are in need of a highly structured, special education program. The admissions procedures are as follows:

 

1)      Parent and Local School System Personnel discuss placement options at student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting.

 

2)      The Foundation Schools receives the referral which includes: a current IEP, recent psychological and educational evaluations, and report card.

 

3)      Parent and student meet with Admissions Coordinator for interview and tour.

 

4)      The Foundation Schools’ Admissions Office determines if the Student’s IEP can be implemented at The Foundation Schools. If so, the student is accepted to the program.

 

5)      Students can enroll within a day of formal acceptance and completion of required paperwork. However, it generally takes 7-10 days for the local school system to set up transportation.

 

For more information or to discuss your child's needs, please contact one of our admissions coordinators:

Ms. Temeka Parker

The Foundation School

1330 McCormick Drive

Largo, MD 20774

301-772-1200 x1118

 

Mr. Bill Prestianni

The Foundation School of Montgomery County

220 Girard Street, Suite 300

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

301-740-7807 x104

     Accreditation

N/A. We are approved by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and adhere to State and District standards and assessments.

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education, local school system.

 

 


 

The Frost School

 

Address                                                                 4915 Aspen Hill Road

                                                                               Rockville, MD 20853

                                                                               Phone:  (301) 933-3451

                                                                               Fax:      (301) 933-0350

                                                                               Web:    www.frostschool.org


Contact                                                                  Claire Cohen

Founded                                                                1976
Joined NAPSEC                                                   1987
 

Disabilities Served
The Frost School is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Type I, full-day, non-public, separate special education school, which serves children and adolescents with emotional disturbance and autism.  The Frost School serves male and female students in grades kindergarten through twelve who are between 5 and 21 years of age.  Students are referred to the Frost School by public school systems in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

 

Program Description

The Frost School serves children and adolescents in grades kindergarten through twelve with emotional disturbance and autism.  Our school is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment to all of our students.  Parents and families take an active part in the learning and growth of their children.  Students learn to separate emotional and behavioral challenges from educational ones, and are provided with a time and place, other than the classroom, to deal with personal problems.  Our class sizes are small and our classrooms are structured. We individualize class work to meet the educational needs of all of our students.  

 

The Therapeutic Community Program serves elementary, middle, and high school students utilizing a therapeutic community/group model. The model incorporates special education and group counseling, individualized academic and therapeutic support, family counseling, and psychiatric services. Students are taught communication skills, personal accountability, problem solving, conflict resolution, band relationship building skills through the daily group counseling sessions and community meetings. This program works primarily with students who have emotional and behavioral disabilities, speech and language impairments, mild intellectual disabilities, or attention deficit disorders whose problem solving, social skills, and communication skills impede their ability to access the general education curriculum.

 

The Lodge Program also works with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. This model utilizes individual counseling techniques, family counseling, and group counseling once a week. Both programs offer small classes, related services, vocational training and internship opportunities, and transition services for students starting middle and high school.

 

We have expanded our elementary school program to offer students a classroom model that includes a combination of behavioral and therapeutic approaches in additional to specialized academic instruction. The model provides students with a structured and predictable learning environment utilizing positive behavior supports, visual schedules, child directed and play based therapy, integrated sensory motor activities and techniques, introduction to individual and group counseling as appropriate in addition to other related services.

 

The Oakmont Secondary School offers a unique program for students with autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's Syndrome in middle and high school who are on a diploma track. Students are integrated with all other middle and high school students from the other Frost School programs for classes and social opportunities. Content area courses are taught by certified and experienced special education teachers with the support of trained educational assistants. Students in the Oakmont Secondary Program are self contained for social skills training, resource support, and related services. Individualized behavioral programs are developed by a team that includes a behavioral psychologist, behavior specialists and special educators and all students are placed on a motivational system incorporating high levels of positive reinforcement.

 

The Oakmont Primary Program serves students ages 5-15 with autism spectrum disorders and other related disorders. Students are taught in highly structured self contained classrooms utilizing a variety of strategies including: discrete trail, direct instruction, play-based instruction, motor skill development, sensory integration strategies, natural aided language stimulation, community based instruction, and positive behavioral support. Individualized behavior and academic plans are formulated by a team of certified teachers, licensed psychologists, behavioral support staff, licensed speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and educational assistants and 1:1 assistants.

 

Related Services: Individual, Group, Family Counseling, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Services, Academic Remediation, Psychiatry, School Nursing.

 

Program Profile
Enrollment - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5 years and up
I.Q. Range Served - 50-140
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2
Length of Program - 217 days
Enrollment - 110
 

Admission Procedures

The Frost School accepts male and female students in grades kindergarten through twelve, ages five through twenty-one, who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), which lists emotional and behavioral disorders (06) or autism spectrum disorders (14) as the primary disabling condition.  The Frost School will also accept students diagnosed with other disabilities, as long as long as it is determined that the student could benefit from the Frost School programs.  


Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
The potential students should be aware of their own difficulties and state a willingness to work on these issues and change the behaviors.  Student must be willing to answer questions and show cooperation with the admission process.  The Frost School will not accept students that state an unwillingness to attend and follow the rules of the Frost School or are belligerent, verbally abusive, or physically aggressive during their admission interview.
 

The Frost School will not accept any student who wants to continue to use illicit drugs or alcohol. Students must be willing and able to control their behavior enough not to be physically threatening or violent.


Students must be living with a parent, state approved guardian, be a ward of the state or live with a guardian approved by the parent.  Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the staff, if the student is 18 years of age or older.  Students must also be able to prove residency in the funding school system, unless other arrangements have been worked out with that school system.


If a student has a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse, the student must be enrolled in an approved rehabilitation treatment program (outside of the Frost School), and agree to continue the treatment for as long as the Frost School staff deems necessary, or until the student is no longer placed at the Frost School.


Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Prospective students must have a documented primary diagnosis of Autism or other Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) as evidenced by a DSM-IV diagnosis.  AND/OR must exhibit behavioral characteristics of autism (e.g., stereotypical behaviors, self-stimulatory behaviors, intensive communication needs, repetitive behaviors and obsessions, abnormal sensory orientations to environmental stimuli).  At the time of admission the student must not be able to function in a less restrictive environment and must possess the cognitive, physical, and emotional capacity to participate and benefit from the school curriculum.  The student must be eligible for a government-funded placement.  The family of the student must be willing and accessible to participate in the pre-admission interview along with participating in eventual treatment and discharge planning.  Exceptions to any of the above criteria are subject to the approval of the Principal.


The school will not be able to serve students whose behaviors are so severe that the school staff does not feel they can keep him/her safe from harming him/herself or others.

 

Accreditation
 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Special Education.

 

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Garfield Park Academy


Address                                                                24 Glenolden Lane

                                                                              Willingboro, NJ 08046

                                                                              Phone:  (609) 877-4111

                                                                              Fax:      (609) 877-5551 

                                                                              Web:    www.garfieldparkacademy.org

 

Contact                                                                 Dr. Steven Morse, Executive Director

Founded                                                               1992

Joined NAPSEC                                                  1995

 

Disabilities Served

Emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, perceptual impairments, neurological impairments, Asperger's Syndrome, communication disorders behavioral disabilities, language disorders.

 

Program Description

Garfield Park Academy (GPA) is a private coeducational school that serves children who have special needs from ages 5-21 years.  The focus and philosophy are that children who have academic problems should be provided with intensive therapy as well as academics and/or a vocational program in order to train the students for their return to school districts.  GPA follows a medical/education program.

 

Program Profile 

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5
I.Q. Range Served - Low functioning to gifted

Program - Day STC (school to career), Vocational & Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4

Length of Program - Day, STC & Vocational-180 days, Summer-30 days

Enrollment - 185

 

Admission Procedures

Contact Dr. Gladys Morse, Director. Submission of academic, psychological, social history, medical and psychiatric reports and interview with child and parents or guardians.


Accreditation

Candidate for Middle States Accreditation.

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education.

                                               


 

  Green Brook Academy
 

Address                                                               151 Vosseller Avenue

                                                                             PO Box 947

                                                                             Bound Brook, NJ 08805

                                                                             Phone:  (732) 469-8677

                                                                             Fax:      (732) 469-0035

                                                                             Web:    www.greenbrookacademy.org

 

Contact                                                                Dr. Edward J. Dougherty

Founded                                                              1979

Joined NAPSEC                                                 1984

 

Disabilities Served
Behavioral disabilities and emotional disabilities.
 

Program Description

Green Brook Academy is a state approved private school for students ages six through twenty-one.  Our program is designed for students in need of individualized attention for significant emotional and behavioral disabilities.  With the help of our specially trained staff, students are given the opportunity to modify their behavior by developing the future.  Students may complete their formal education at the academy or return to their home district when they are ready.  Individual and group therapy is provided by State Certified counseling staff.  Classes are organized in Quasi departmentalized scheduling. 


Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-21

Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - Borderline to superior

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

Length of Program - 180 Days

Enrollment - 60

 

Admission Procedures

Students are referred to Green Brook Academy by their home school districts' Department of Special Services/Child Study Team.  The home school district sends the students' evaluation/IEP and other pertinent information to our Supervisor of Instruction.  After we review the student's record, if appropriate, a personal interview will be arranged with the student, his or her parent or guardian, and the Child Study Team member (s).  Based on the personal interview and meets the needs of the applicant. 

 

Accreditation

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

The Guild for Human Services

 

Address                                                          521 Virginia Road

                                                                       Concord, MA 01742

                                                                       Phone:  (781) 893-6000

                                                                       Fax:      (781) 893-1171

                                                                       Web:    www.guildhumanservices.org

 

Contact                                                          Thomas Belski

Founded                                                         Founded                                                         1953

Joined NAPSEC                                            1985                                       

 

Disabilities Served

Autism Spectrum Disorders including non-verbal Pervasive Developmental Delay and Dual Diagnosis (DD/MH-Developmental Delay and Mental Health). Wide range of diagnosis that include cognitive impairment.

 

Program Description

The Guild for Human Services is a community-based day- and residential school specializing in vocational and life preparation for students with a diverse array of developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including nonverbal students and students with mental health diagnoses. Hallmarks of The Guild experience include individualized instruction, neighborhood-based residences, and paid work shifts - where they learn the satisfaction of being productive. The Guild offers short-term residential stays for assessments and planning

 

Program Profile

Enrollment - Coed                                                   

Age Range Served - 6-22

Age at Admission - 6-21
I.Q. - 20-90

Program - Day, Residential

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4 some students 1:1

Length of Program - Day Program 234 days, Residential Program 365 days

Enrollment - 65

 

Admission Procedures

We carefully evaluate each referral for admission to determine if the program can meet the student's need. To assist us in this process, we request that a referral packet of information for each prospective student be submitted to the Director of Admissions. The referral packet should contain the student's most recent educational plan and academic and clinical evaluations. Our Admissions Director will contact the referral source and schedule an observation at the student's current placement following a review of these materials.

 

If our facility is appropriate for the student, the Admissions staff will schedule an intake evaluation and prepare a pre-intake summary consisting of the student profile, reason for referral, placement history, applicant's functional level, target behaviors, and recreational or leisure interests. 

 

Accreditation


Funding Approval

DDS, DCF, DESE, OCCS, DMH.

 

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The Educational Register

 

 VincentCurtis
 

http://theeducationalregister.com

 

PO Box 724, Falmouth, MA 02541-0724 USA
Phone: 508-457-6473 / 508-457-6473  • Fax: 508-457-6499

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