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SPECIAL NEEDS Guide

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EDUCATION | PROGRAMS | ENRICHMENT | FUN | TUTORS | CAMPS

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A Learning Disability Shouldn’t STOP a Child’s Academic Progress. We Can Help. For 28 years, Banyan School has helped students who learn differently establish the roots necessary to grow by focusing on the development and reinforcement of the reading, language and communication skills critical for academic success. With small classes, individualized attention, integrated assistive technology and a talented, dedicated staff, we are committed to establishing the foundation that students need for learning and social-emotional development.

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On the Cover: Every Piece Counts has been providing ABA services to individuals diagnosed with autism, with a therapy approach based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and individualized to meet the needs of each client and family. Offering in-home therapy throughout New Jersey and clinic-based therapy at their Livingston, NJ location. See ad on page 7.

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It’s Springtime... Take a breath! As the pandemic continues, children and families with special health care needs may be at an increased risk physically, mentally, and emotionally. School, support systems, activities and routines have been disrupted and we know parents are seeking even more needed resources. The goal of this handy little guide is to introduce helpful options for parents and caregivers, and to meet their safety, growth and healthcare needs during the COVID19 outbreak. We know that with each growing year, there are greater challenges, as well as new demands. We’re here to build a special needs community and a go to resource - with this print and digital edition as well as online. In this guide, you will find a variety of services, from OT, PT, speech, social skills, schools, to summer camps, legal services - virtual. at-home or in-person. Our website www. njkidsonline.com is just a few clicks away. Please tell our sponsors you found them in the little NJ KIDS Special Needs Guide! Your feedback and support helps us to continue to produce this valuable resource. We hope you enjoy this guide.

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Our students walk into a warm embrace, and walk out with the ability to embrace the world. As a leader in alternative education to public schools, RKS schools are uniquely qualified to prepare special needs students to lead satisfying, productive, and independent lives.

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Thebased Gateway School Alpha School An individualized curriculum on New Jersey Student Learning Standards and smaller class Harbor School Providing Excellence in Special Education Since 1980 Providing Excellence in Special Education since 1981

size promote student motivation, self-esteem and total development ofSpecial each child.Since 1969 Providing Excellence in Education

We give our students more than an education, we give them an empowered way of life.

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Medical, Nursing and Therapeutic Services Enabling Technology Academics, Pre-vocational and Daily Living Skills Development N.J. Standards Based Instruction

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Hydrotherapy Center - "First in New Jersey" Full-time in person or virtual program available Accredited by the Middle States Association of College & Schools "A dynamic program with leading edge innovations, special education and enhancements"

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Support Coordination for adults 21 and over with Special Needs. What comes after graduation? The possibilities are endless. We find all of the services and supports needed to achieve your goals. Serving all of New Jersey.

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Celebrate the Children A School for Children with Alternative Learning Styles

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Bergen County’s Premier Resource Center Providing Information and Referrals for Individuals, Families, and Professionals Preparing children, adolescents and adults with diverse needs for successful futures in the 21st century Serving students with autism and related challenges preschool – 21 years Inclusion opportunities

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We can help you access information regarding: • Developmental Disabilities Resources • Transition Planning Information • Recreational Programs/Summer Camps • Mental Health Services

At the current time we are offering virtual workshops on a variety of topics related to disabilities, as well as sponsor monthly Parent Support Groups For a complete list of current workshop bergen.org Linda Wieseneck, Director 540 Farview Avenue, Paramus, N.J. 07652 201-343-6000 Ext. 4067/linwie@bergen.org

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Is your child struggling? Stepping Forward Counseling Center, LLC (SFCC) offers a variety of individualized therapeutic programs for children and young adults ages 4-18. If your child is suffering from the challenges of neuro-biological disorders, emotional issues, or mental illnesses, SFCC will bring peace of mind to your family. SFCC will develop a program that works for your child and family’s needs! Our customized evidence-based programs draw from principles of CBT, ABA, and DBT, and are set in natural environments. Skills are targeted in a variety of settings, making it more likely clients will generalize outside of SFCC.

Therapeutic Summer C.A.M.P. Clinically Advanced Multi-Modality Program

Behavior Modification, DBT, DBT Token Economy, Modeling + Rehearsal Training, Individual Behavior Therapy, Psychiatric Consultation + Therapy, Social and Emotional Skill Training. All activities are designed to replicate “real life fun” so children and teens generlize new skills and feel confident and successful in social situations.

Services Include: Med Management, Psychological Testing,Emotional Consultations, Social Skills Assessments, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Education/Consultation, Individual/Group/Family Therapy, Functional Behaviorial Assessments, Psychiatric Evaluations/Assessments, Trauma Assessment and Treatment PROGRAMS OFFERED: Family & Parenting Our Clients Improve in Areas of: Early Interventions Self-Esteem, Social Behavior, Rule Following, Behavioral Programs Friendship Skills, Home Behavior, Anger Control, Partial Care Day Program Problem-Solving Skills, Academic Competence Saturday Intensive Program (IOP) Intensive Outpatient The data proves it works! The base of the Social Skills program is the same as in all our programs — After School Program 3 to 1 RATIO data-driven and evidence-based treatment. Stepping Forward Counseling Center’s programs are set in different environments that call for a variety of “natural” social and interpersonal skills. SFCC programs address behavior problems and skills deficits. Treatment decisions are based on data and can address improving social skills, activities of daily living and family life, play skills, and language skills. These environments include Doc Joc’s Sports, School Matters, Manners Matter, Art, Yoga, Martial Arts and Social Skills/Group Therapy.

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131 Madison Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960 | (973) 326-9000 Infants, children, and adolescents with craniofacial anomalies have complex problems related to facial appearance, brain growth, feeding, speech, hearing, breathing, dental and oral-maxillofacial development, and psychosocial development. The NJ Craniofacial Center is an independent group of highly-trained physicians, dentists and specialized therapists who compassionately treat babies and children with a wide range of congenital and acquired craniofacial conditions. Commonly treated conditions include cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, positional plagiocephaly, microtia and facial trauma. Started in 2007 by the physicians who helped write the AAP endorsed Plagiocephaly endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery in New Jersey. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care at all times, utilizing modern technology but limiting the use of CT scans and radiation whenever possible.

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with special needsneeds agedaged 5 to 21. an interdisciplinwith special 5 toUsing 21. Using an interdisciplinBANYAN SCHOOL –ELEMENTARY ary approach to education, and designing individual BANYAN SCHOOL –ELEMENTARY ary approach to education, and designing individual 12 Hollywood Avenue programs according to thetodevelopmental level level of of 12 Hollywood Avenue programs according the developmental Fairfield, NJ 07004 eacheach student, we develop programs that enhance life life Fairfield, NJ 07004 student, we develop programs that enhance 973.439.1919 experience, self-esteem, & appropriate behavior. Our Our 973.439.1919 experience, self-esteem, & appropriate behavior. www.BanyanSchool.com intimate learning environment and balanced approach www.BanyanSchool.com intimate learning environment and balanced approach Banyan Elementary School is a private, non-profit, New New to special education nurtures the whole child,child, supporting Banyan Elementary School is a private, non-profit, to special education nurtures the whole supporting Jersey Department of Education Approved School for for academic, social, and emotional growth. Jersey Department of Education Approved School academic, social, and emotional growth. students (ages(ages 6 to 14) language-based students 6 towith 14) significant with significant language-based learning disabilities. OverOver the past 28 years, our primary ACADEMY - Fair- Lawn Campus learning disabilities. the past 28 years, our primary CTC CTC ACADEMY Fair Lawn Campus focusfocus has been the development and reinforcement of of 18 months – 7 years has been the development and reinforcement 18 months – 7 years reading, language & communication skillsskills necessary Berkshire Road,Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 reading, language & communication necessary 29-0129-01 Berkshire Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 for academic success. Our faculty is trained in a variety for academic success. 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With With smallsmall classes, individualized youngyoung adultsadults with special needs, and their families, and TouchMath®. classes, individualized with special needs, and their families, attention, and integrated assistive technology, we are an enriched educational, therapeutic and and attention, and integrated assistive technology, we are by providing by providing an enriched educational, therapeutic committed to establishing the foundation that students environment. NJ State approved pre-school committed to establishing the foundation that students supportive supportive environment. NJ State approved pre-school needneed for learning whilewhile fostering socialsocial and interpersonal earlyearly elementary program serves children for learning fostering and interpersonalthrough through elementary program serves children skills.skills. agesages 3 – 73years. Additionally, the Fair Campus – 7 years. 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The 9th 12th gradegrade curriculum continues to to by providing an enriched educational, therapeutic and and needs. The–9th – 12th curriculum continues by providing an enriched educational, therapeutic reinforce reading, language and communication skills,skills, supportive environment. NJ State approved 1st through reinforce reading, language and communication supportive environment. NJ State approved 1st through whilewhile preparing students for the phasephase of their 12th 12th Grade, agesages 7–18,7–18, and STEP Program, agesages preparing students fornext the next of their Grade, and STEP Program, education and life. is trained in a variety 18 – 18 21 –years of age serving children with special education andOur life. faculty Our faculty is trained in a variety 21 years of -age - serving children with special of research-based, multi-sensory teaching techniques including children who are fragile. 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SPECTRUM360 | ACADEMY360 Lower School--Verona One Sunset Avenue Upper School--Livingston 6 Regent Street 973.509.3050 www.spectrum360.org Academy360 includes two NJ State Board of Education Private Schools approved for the disabled. We serve students, ages 3-21, with schools in Verona and Livingston, NJ. Formerly known as The Children’s Institute, Academy360 schools have been providing special education services in New Jersey for over 50 years. Additional programs provided include After-School, Respite and Adult Enrichment.

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LEGAL KAREN EDLER, JACKIE ESPOSITO & MICHELLE KRONE EDUCATION LAW GROUP Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C. 50 Tice Corporate Center, 50 Tice Boulevard Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201.391.3737 specialed@pricemeese.com www.pricemeese.com Our Education Law Group attorneys have personal experience with specianeeds family members and friends. We provide parents with the tools to be effective advocates and to obtain a free, appropriate public education for their children. Services include: reviewing Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Section 504 Plans, Individualized Health Care Plans, and Intervention & Referral Service Plans; explaining evaluations to parents; preparing parents for all meetings; attending IEP & 504 meetings; negotiating resolutions of programming and placement disputes; filing mediation and due process petitions; handling school disciplinary charges, hearings & appeals for students through college; providing guidance to college students regarding their rights under Section 504; providing special needs planning, including Special Needs Trusts, and obtaining guardianship. We assist with applications for public benefits, including Social Security & state benefits.

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SCHENCK, PRICE, SMITH & KING, LLP 115 Century Road, Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201.262.1600 www.spsk.com Founded in 1912, Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in northern New Jersey. As one of NJ’s leading law firms, we are proud sponsors of the Step Up for the Arc of Bergen & Passaic Walks. Our attorneys are members of the Special Needs Alliance. We assist individuals with special needs and their families to find legal solutions and secure resources to provide lifetime care and peace of mind. As part of our services, we prepare Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianship applications, DDD and Medicaid applications. SUSSAN, GREENWALD & WESLER 609-409-3500 Main Office: 1249 South River Rd, Cranbury Monmouth/Ocean Office: 1161 Broad St, Shrewsbury Bergen Office: 140 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus info@sgwlawfirm.com • www.sgwlawfirm.com We are recognized as one of the leading special education law firms in NJ, having helped thousands of children receive access to appropriate educational services. We further provide a range of estate planning services to assist families in securing their child’s financial future.

MULTIPLE THERAPIES A FRIENDLY FACE AUTISM TREATMENT SERVICES Central NJ, NYC, and Southeastern Florida 833.AFF.4ASD www.affautism.com A Friendly Face offers ABA Therapy, Social Skills Groups and Parent Training. We provide at home services, in school services and services at our centers. Please visit our website for more details about our programs and offerings. CIRCLE CARE SERVICES 1119 Raritan Ave, Highland Park NJ 08904 732.380.5222 www.circlecareservices.com Offering ABA Therapy for children with developmental delays and Autism. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) analyze atypical behaviors, identify triggers & outline a plan that is achievable for your child - building skills, increase communication, and manage behavior. CCS offers home base and in-clinic sessions. Serving Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer counties, surrounding

Central New Jersey areas & beyond. We also provide parent training and will steadily educate parents about what they can do to contribute to their child’s overall success. ABA is most successful when parents are willing participants in the therapy that their child is receiving. EVERY PIECE COUNTS ABA 7 Regent Street, Suite 708 Livingston, NJ 07039 www.everypiececountsaba.com 551.237.4646 Providing comprehensive ABA services to children and individuals diagnosed with autism. We offer in-home therapy throughout NJ and clinic-based therapy at our location in Livingston, NJ. Our therapy approach is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is individualized to meet the needs of each client and family. Our highly qualified staff are compassionate individuals dedicated to improving the lives of learners on the autism spectrum. PERFORMANCE PEDIATRICS 142 Totowa Rd., Totowa, NJ 973.237.1975 156 Route 51 North, Lafayette, NJ 973.862.6377 www.performancepediatricsnj.com Performance Pediatrics specialize in working with children presenting with challenges associated with disorders of relating and communicating such as autism spectrum disorder, aspergers, sensory processing disorders (sensory integration disorders), regulatory disorders, dyspraxia, learning, behavioral and neurological disorders, gross/fine motor difficulties, visual perceptual/ spatial challenges, self-help, and motor-coordination difficulties. We strive to assure a positive, child-friendly, family-based center servicing Sussex, Morris, Warren, & Passaic counties. Performance Pediatrics provides school based services throughout NJ. THE THERAPY PLACE 110 Hillside Blvd, Lakewood, NJ 08701 1119 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904 Speech and Occupational Therapy Services for your child. 2 convenient locations, flexible hours or choose in-school therapy. With lots of hard work and endless belief in the ability of each child, we have seen the impossible become reality. Our mission is to dig beneath the surface, care beyond the ordinary, and succeed above the expected.

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THE VILLAGE THERAPY PLACE 10 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463 201.201.8220 office@thevillagetherapyplace.com www.thevillagetherapyplace.com At The Village Therapy Place, we are committed to helping your child thrive! Our expert Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapists bring their love for children, specialized knowledge & years of experience to every interaction with your child. We work closely with parents & educators, for this is key to your child’s growth & success. We provide comprehensive evaluations, individual therapy, group classes & consultation services to children of all ages & abilities. Our treatments include, but are not limited to: Gross & Fine Motor Development, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Listening, DIR Floortime, Myofascial Release, Social Skills Training, Articulation, Feeding Therapy, The Alert Program, NDT, Kinesiotaping, Brain Gym, Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Yoga, Executive Function Training, Visual-Perception Exercises ,Orthotic & Prosthetic device assessment & training. We look forward to helping your child thrive!

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE GOOD TALKING PEOPLE. LLC. 111 Galway Place, Suite 201, Teaneck, NJ 07666 75 N. Maple Ave., Suite 101A, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.837.8371 office@goodtalkingpeople.com www.goodtalkingpeople.com Well-established private practice in Speech Language Pathology staffed with licensed & certified clinicians. For over 25 years, GTP has been providing diagnostic & intervention services year ‘round for toddlers through adults. Services include: Speech Language Evaluations, focusing on all aspects of speech, language & social

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skills, Individual Speech Language Therapy, Individual & Group Social Thinking Programs, for all ages to improve understanding of social situations, develop social thinking and teach effective strategies to facilitate appropriate social interactions. We offer cutting edge programs to increase literacy and treatment for executive functioning. GTP has staff to provide treatment for Adults with neurological disorders and is an approved agency by NJ State Dept. of Ed. GTP is an approved provider for DDD for Adults 21+. Voted 2011 Program of the Year by NJ Speech Language Hearing Association. WEBSITES THAT BENEFIT CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES Pre K - High School IXL (Pre K - H.S) www.ixl.com Learning Ally (K - college) www.learningally.org Arcademic Skill Builders (K - 6th grade) www.arcademics.com FunBrain K - 8TH Grade www.funbrain.com Do2Learn www.do2learn.com (K - college) AdaptedMind (K-6th grade) www.adaptedmind.com Storyline Online www.storylineonline.net Musical Mouse or Touch Screen helpkidzlearn.com/creative/mouse_movements Storyline Online www.storylineonline.net

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Reading Rockets www.readingrockets.org Reading Rockets Starfall Pre K - K www.readingrockets.org www.starfall.com Starfall Pre K - K Letters and Sounds www.starfall.com 1st - 8th Grade Letters and Sounds www.lettersandsounds.com 1st - 8th Grade AAA Math (K - 8th Grade) www.lettersandsounds.com www.aaamath.com AAA Math (K - 8th Grade) The Exploratorium www.aaamath.com www.exploratorium.edu The Exploratorium www.exploratorium.edu

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES Hearing Loss Association of America Speech Delay Hearing Loss Association of America Offers tips to stimulate language development, a forum Speech Delay for Q&A. Offers tips to stimulate language development, a forum Closing The Gap for Q&A. Teaches people how to use assistive technology to Closing The Gap change lives. Teaches people how to use assistive technology to Signing Time change lives. Video series to teach American Sign Language to Signing Time toddlers. Video series to teach American Sign Language to toddlers.

LEARNING DISABILITIES WEBSITES

AUTISM WEB RESOURCES

LEARNING DISABILITIES WEBSITES

AUTISM WEB RESOURCES

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities National Center For Learning Disabilities Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities National Center For Learning Disabilities

Autism Hwy Lists autism related events and specialists; and fun Autism Hwy games Lists autism related events and specialists; and fun AutismNow games News, information, events, local agency map AutismNow AutismLearn News, information, events, local agency map Teaches autistic children how to learn with visually AutismLearn stimulating activities geared toward helping develop Teaches autistic children how to learn with visually skills and fine motor control. stimulating activities geared toward helping develop Autism Society skills and fine motor control. Hosts annual conferences and lobbies nationally for Autism Society policies. Hosts annual conferences and lobbies nationally for policies.

MULTIPLE DISABILITIES RESOURCES MULTIPLE DISABILITIES RESOURCES

Disability Scoop Disabled Sports USA Disability Scoop Easter Seals Disabled Sports USA Parent to Parent USA Easter Seals Family Hope Center Parent to Parent USA Family Resource Center on Disabilities Family Hope Center Pacer Center Family Resource Center on Disabilities Pacer Center

SPECIAL OLYMPICS www.sonj.org

SPECIAL OLYMPICS www.sonj.org

SPECIAL EDUCATION WEBSITES SPECIAL EDUCATION WEBSITES

Center for Parent Information & Resources Council for Exceptional Children Center for Parent Information & Resources Federation for Children with Special Needs Council for Exceptional Children National Assoication of Parents with Children in Federation for Children with Special Needs Special Education (NAPCSE) National Assoication of Parents with Children in US Department of Education Special Education (NAPCSE) US Department of Education

DOWN SYNDROME WEBSITES

HEARING IMPAIRED / SPEECH DELAY HEARING IMPAIRED / SPEECH DELAY

DOWN SYNDROME WEBSITES

Hearing Like Me An inclusive community that brings together parents Hearing Like Me whose children use American Sign Language and kids An inclusive community that brings together parents who communicate with assistive technology. whose children use American Sign Language and kids who communicate with assistive technology.

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Band of Angels Down Syndrome Research & Treatment Foundation Band of Angels Global Down Syndrome Foundation Down Syndrome Research & Treatment Foundation International Down Syndrome Coalition Global Down Syndrome Foundation Enjoying the Small Things: Blog International Down Syndrome Coalition Enjoying the Small Things: Blog

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Everyone Deserves Authentic Friendships! Our responsive web-based application helps individuals with special needs (age 13+) find friends at home or on the go, based off of their geolocation, diagnosis, age and interests. It works like a game, is interactive, fun and user friendly. Itʼs easy to sign-up and use.

Juliana Fetherman, Founder and CEO of Making Authentic Friendships LLC.

fethermanjuliana@gmail.com 631-374-0518

makingauthenticfriendships.com It is called Making Authentic Friendships, MAF, which are also her brothers initials. He has autism and ADHD and inspired this initiative

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Jeffrey’s Goal: Fossil Hunter It’s true that kids with autism can have repetitive behaviors, delayed speech and unique interests. However, with the right kind of support, they can also have strong relationships and bright, promising futures. Our Pediatric Autism program helps kids reach their full potential through comprehensive evaluation, treatment and research. Our goal is to enable kids with autism to turn those unique interests into confidence and real-world accomplishments. Learn more at rwjbh.org/childrensspecialized

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