Special Education

LHS Transition Students/Career Exploration–Lawrence Township School District (Mercer County)

Students in the Lawrence High School Career Exploration program participate in activities, events and service learning projects that bring the community into the schools–and the schools into the community. With a goal of developing students’ workplace readiness skills, and cultivating a sense of entrepreneurship and service, the Career Exploration class operates a business that does … Continued

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Kindness from the Heart–Washington Township School District (Morris County)

Young students with special needs, in preschool through grade 2, gain responsibility, compassion and the chance to help others, through “Kindness from the Heart,” a program combining service learning and fine motor skills development at Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School. “Often teachers struggle in providing creative and meaningful ways to develop fine motor skills in … Continued

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WE Connect – West Essex Regional (Essex County)

February 15, 2016

The WE Connect program offers an alternative for students for whom the regular education program no longer creates an environment that is conducive to learning. The main focus is to improve student attendance, meet high levels of curriculum standards and achievement, and provide individualized programs that help each student succeed. WE Connect provides students with … Continued

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The Workshop Training Program – Freehold Regional (Monmouth County)

The Workshop Training Program gives students with disabilities the chance to become immersed in everyday community-based experiences, and learn both “hard” and “soft” skills as they transition into the workplace and life. Fifth-, sixth- and seventh-year students are interns, placed in one of a variety of employment partnerships at sites such as large retail stores, … Continued

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The Garden Project – Hanover Park Regional (Morris County)

At Whippany Park High School, a vegetable and flower garden is the setting for this award-winning program in which students in grades 9-12 with multiple disabilities learn fine and gross motor skills, and a variety of subjects, by working in a garden. Students use information on seed packets to predict when a seed will germinate, … Continued

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Teen Advocacy Group (T.A.G.) – Boonton Town (Morris County)

Young people with disabilities often struggle to find an appropriate social group, either because their needs are too significant or the group is too advanced to meet these needs. The Teen Advocacy Group (T.A.G.) program provides a social group that is fun, while using innovative teaching techniques to enhance social and community-based skills. T.A.G. meetings … Continued

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Regional Assistance Program (R.A.P.) – Marlboro High School, Freehold Regional High School District (Monmouth County)

Students with emotional challenges enrolled in R.A.P. receive support as they begin their school day, to assist with their transition into school. Students work daily with a special education teacher and school psychologist/board-certified behavior analyst. The students are provided therapeutic support and skills instruction during first period before starting their academics for the day. At … Continued

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