Special Education

M.A.P.S. (Monroe Achievement Program)– Monroe Township (Middlesex County)

February 15, 2016

The M.A.P.S. program serves high-school age children who have motivational issues, emotional needs or behaviors that prevent them from being successful. By integrating iPad technology into the classroom, the program enables students to receive a rigorous education and a high school diploma without having to leave the school community through an out-of-district placement. Recognized by … Continued

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L.E.A.P. – Paramus Public School District (Bergen County)

Paramus Public School’s Life Skills Education Achievement Program (L.E.A.P.) is innovative in its small business concept units and its aspirations to improve and develop meaningful education experiences for students with multiple abilities. Students in the L.E.A.P. program have created a number of small businesses in order to develop real world, daily-living and job skills. Examples … Continued

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Hornet Hive Community Project – Hamilton Township (Mercer County)

The Hornet Hive Community Project at Hamilton High School West is more than a program for special-needs students. It is an altruistic effort helping the Hamilton community. Each year, the Multiple Disabilities Life Skills Program at Hamilton High School West chooses a social organization that it partners with to “give back” to the community. Disabled … Continued

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Functional Life Skills Integrated Program (F.L.I.P.) – Rancocas Valley Regional High School (Burlington County)

Paramus Public School’s Life Skills Education Achievement Program (L.E.A.P.) is innovative in its small business concept units and its aspirations to improve and develop meaningful education experiences for students with multiple abilities. Students in the L.E.A.P. program have created a number of small businesses in order to develop real world, daily-living and job skills. Examples … Continued

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Friday’s Friends – Woodbridge (Middlesex County)

In recent years, the special education population of Colonia Middle School has grown significantly, with special needs students now comprising nearly 20 percent of the school population. Realizing that special needs students were not fully immersed in the school culture, Language Arts teacher Laura Skiba and her eighth-grade class developed an activity to share with … Continued

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Colorful Transformation: Fusing Glass and Education

Glass fusing is the art of melting layers of glass by placing them in a kiln and heating them until the glass is fused. Students begin the program by reading an information text and completing a written assessment to show comprehension. They learn the tools of the trade and safety rules. Working in teams, with … Continued

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