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Old 03-14-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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Anyone know of a good school district for autism in Bergen, Somerset, Union or Mercer Counties? We are moving to NJ for job and my daughter has autism. Thanks for your responses.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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I have a son who is autistic, and Parsippany has good programs in district,
and I know out of district they will send you child to good schools, you'll
meet with the CST and they will go everything with you and determine
where you child should be placed. It all depends on age and where your
child falls in the spectrum. Of course, you have to be a resident of Parsippany-troy Hills to even meet them. But I would think if you called
for information they might answer some of your questions. How old is your,
child? And is he/she verbal? write me if I can be of any help.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Jackson, TN until we move back home to Jersey
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Smile Allegro School

Hi, I used to work at the Allegro School in Cedar Knolls, NJ (Morris County) as an occupational therapist. It has a fantastic program with all special services at the school itself. I'm not sure about the registration process but they have children from preK on up to high school. Here's a link to their website and good luck! http://www.allegroschool.org/
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies, jerseygirl in TN and NancyC. My daughter is 10 and we are looking for aba-based program. Nancyc, can you give me more information about the schools in Parsippany. If you feel more comfortable you can PM me off the list.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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I personally, as a Mom, did not like Allegro in cedar knolls, it has kids in the
lower end of the spectrum and the whole place is not my cup of tea. If your
daughter is mid to hign funtioning you'll find other schools much brighter and
just more of a place that you want to send your kids. Newer schools, that
just have more of an open mind . The Alpine Learning Group
777 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-612-7800
201-612-7710 (Fax)
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ALLEGRO School
125 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls NJ 07927
(973) 267-8060
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ASAP-A Step Ahead Program, LLC
Child Development Clinic
411 King George Rd., Ste 207
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 542-0002
(908) 542-0003 (fax)


Bernards Township Public Schools
Basking Ridge, NJ
Download brochure at website.

The Children's Center of Monmouth County
1115 Green Grove Rd
Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 922-0228
(732) 922-8133 (Fax)

Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center
Rutgers State University
25 Gibbons Circle
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8528
(732) 932-9137
(732) 932-8011 (Fax)

The Eden Institute
One Eden Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 987-0099
(609) 987-0243 (Fax)
Send email

Garden Academy
PO Box 1504
Montclair, NJ 07042-1504
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Glenview Academy
24 Dwight Place
Fairfield NJ 07004
(973) 808-9555
(973) 227-8626 (Fax)
Send email

Hineni at Sinai, Inc.
110 S Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973)597-0770 x1293

Institute for Educational Achievement
109 Continental Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
(201)262-3287
(201)262-9479 (Fax)

Middlesex County Educational Services Commission
Raritan Valley Academy
1690 Stelton Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5956
(732)777-9860
(732)777-9863(Fax)

The Princeton Child Development Institute
300 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-6280
(609) 924-4119 (Fax)
Send email

REED Academy
340 Palisade Avenue
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973)772-1188
Send email

Somerset Hills Learning Institute
PO Box 550
Gladstone, NJ 07934
(908)719-6400
(908)719-6401(Fax)


TheraCare
South New Jersey
Cooper River West
6981 N Park Drive
Pennsualken, NJ 08109
(800) 393-1306
(800) 393-1307 (fax)

North New Jersey
22-08 Route 208
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
(201) 703-0400
(201) 703-0457 (fax)


The childrens Institute
Verona, NJ
www.tcischool.org/about.htm (broken link)

New Bigininings
Fairfield, NJ
New Beginnings | Contact Us
Write to us at: New Beginnings 28 Dwight Place Fairfield, NJ 07004. Phone us at: (973) 882-8822. Fax us at: (973) 882-4572. Email us: Lisa DeFlora, ...
www.nbnj.org/contact.htm (broken link) [Found on Google, Yahoo! Search]


Check out these schools on their websites, I highly recomend, The Childrens
institute, New Biginnings, Eden, Douglas, I really dont know about the others
but Allegro was one of the schools on the bottom of my list.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Jersey Girl, I know your heart was in the right place and I did not mean to offend you in any way, but Allegro was just a bad experience for me, not
a place to send my son who I love so much. Sorry once again........
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Jackson, TN until we move back home to Jersey
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Default Not offended

I totally agree you should send your child to the best school you feel is right for him or her. I'm not offended, nor do I know anything about the other places mentioned. As a therapist I can only talk about what I experienced working there. As a mom also I can totally understand you only want the best. I did see changes in the children I treated, but I do agree it all depends on their level of function. Good luck to the both of you!
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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NancyC, Thanks so much for helping me. Are all those private schools except for Bernards School in Basking Ridge? I know that schools are supposed to send kids to the right placement if they don't have it in their district. But I am worried that I may pick a public school that won't do what's best for the child. And she ends up being in the school with a bad program. Do you know anything about the Bernards school autism program in Basking Ridge? I am looking for small group instructions with no aversives used, aba-based, trained staff. Also, is there a legal ratio of teacher to students in NJ? What about the area in Basking Ridge? Are outside services or activities for kids with ASD available? Thanks again. I appreciate this so much. I cannot sleep at night worrying about this.

JerseygirlinTN, Thanks too. I know that your heart is in the right place.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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NancyC, sorry....I just reread your post again and realized that you only recommended 4 schools and they are all private. ANy idea which public schools will send to those schools? Thanks again. I really cannot sleep everynight worrying about this move and especially the school for my daughter because of her needs.
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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I know that New Beginnings in Fairfield has an excellent program that has been approved to go up to age 21.
I am in the process of opening a special education school in Morris County. The name of the school is the Aurora School which will be located in Whippany NJ. Unfortunetly, starting in September our age level will only go up to age 7 but it will be going up to age 21 in 3 years. If you know of any
parents looking to place their child in our program please have them
contact their local district Director of Special Education and let them know that we are a new program looking to open in September.
Thanks,
Gordon
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