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Overview of Programs and Services

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The Center for Lifelong Learning is committed to providing an individualized education to students with autism and/or communication disabilities, cognitive impairments, physical or multiple disabilities ages 3-21.

Our facility accommodates over 200 students and offers specialized classroom instruction based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and/or Verbal Behavior for students with Autism and students with Multiple Disabilities. Programs for students with autism are provided in a 2:1 student to classroom staff ratio.  Programs for students with multiple disabilities are provided in a 3:1 student to classroom staff ratio.

All programs are individualized and based on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis.  Programs focus on the development of independent and fuctional skills in language, academic, social, life skills, and vocational areas.  Student disabilities range from moderate to severe. 

Specialized Program Features

  • Functional Academic Skills
  • Data Based Instruction
  • Small and Large Instruction
  • Integrated Related Service
  • Parent Collaboration
  • Dysphagia Intervention
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Seizure Management

Instructional Program Components

  •  Readiness
  • Academic
  • Communication
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Social Skills
  • Leisure/Play
  • Pre-Vocational
  • Communicty Based Instruction
  • Structured Learning Experiences
  • Music
  • Art
  • Adapted Physical Education and Aquatics

Academic Curriculum

  • Core Content Curriculum Standards
  • Speech and Language Curriculum
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Direct Instruction: Math, Reading, Spoken and Written Language, Spelling

Teaching Strategies

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction
  • Direct instruction
  • Parent/Staff/Therapist Collaboration
  • Daily Data Collection for each subject

Related Services

  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Specialized Programs

  • Augmentative Communication including evaluations
  • Parent Training
  • Transitional Services
  • Parent Training
  • Nursing Services

School Environment

  • 24 Classrooms, grouped into four communities
  • Dedicated gym
  • Fitness Center
  • Lap Pool and zero entry pool with lazy river and whirlpool
  • Green House
  • Media Center
  • Activities for Daily Living Room-with two kitchen setups
  • Pre-vocational Room
  • Sensory Room
  • Two dedicated Occupational, physical and speech therapy rooms
  • LEED Platinum School
  • Rated 18th in nation for energy efficiency
  • Rated 1st in NJ for energy efficiency