Area Events for Students 
New Providence Sports Club
The recreation program for children with special needs in grades K-8 meets Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 p.m in the Municipal Building gymnasium. Click here for the registration form and here for the 2016-17 Sports Club calendar.
TRYCAN Easter Egg Hunt for Youth with Special Needs, Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 PM, (behind the Summit Community Center).
Workshop: Everybody Worries! Stress, Anxiety, and My Child Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM. JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ.  RSVP: (973) 929-3129  or
Abilities Expo 2017 April 30, 12:30-4:00 PM  Livingston High School, 30 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston, NJ 07039 Many area vendors participating. Presentations from 12:30 to 3:30 PM
Union County Partnership for Transition will hold a Transition Fair at Arthur L. Johnson High School (365 Westfield Ave., Clark, NJ 07066) on Saturday May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.  For more information, call: (908) 965-3940 or email:
Golf Program for People with Special Needs, a service of the UC Board of Chosen Freeholders:

Developmental Golf at Galloping Hill Golf Course are for kids from ages 5yrs - 16yrs old. Program starts at 9:30am ends at 10:30am. Dates: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22,4/29, 5/6

Developmental Golf at Ash Brook Golf Course are for young adults 17yrs – Up. Program starts at 10:00am ends at 11:00am. Dates: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22,4/29, 5/6

Please register online for this FREE Golf Program. Below is the link. Space is limited

Nurturing the Nurturer, The Importance of Self-Care for the Caregiver, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM 
This workshop is free to the public, parents and caregivers.

Registration can be done directly on EventBrite at the following link:

Youth Services is offering an eight week Anger Management Program for youth ages 13-18 years of age. If you are interested, please contact Marlene Edmonds at (908) 558-2536.  The service is free and refreshments will be provided.  visit
The Community Recreation Program at Children's Specialized Hospital offers various recreation and leisure programs for children with different special healthcare needs. Located at:150 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, NJ 07092
Click here for Club Rec.
Click here for Parent/Child Playgroup.
Click here for Supported Swim
Click here for Teen Night
Free Recreational Swim Sessions Fanwood/Scotch Plains YMCA every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (now through June 2017). You just need to sign in at front desk upon arrival. Note this is a recreational swim program; there are no lessons provided. Fanwood/Scotch Plains YMCA: 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ.
Behavior Therapy Associates is offering 90-minute evening seminars about: 1. Best practices to teach and generalize social skills 2. How to use the summer to teach and maintain social skills 3. Information regarding HI-STEP Summer Social Skills Program. Locations are: Cherry Hill (March 20), Clark (March 30), Flemington (March 28), East Brunswick (April 6). For more information call (732) 873-1212, or email
Siblings Support
SIBS NJ is part of a growing movement of siblings of individuals with disabilities and special needs who wish to be heard and supported in their roles. Based in New Jersey, this grass roots organization seeks to help siblings across the lifespan in New Jersey’s communities to connect through supportive and informational meetings, sibling panels, events and advocacy efforts. 
This is a group dedicated to supporting siblings (children, teen, or adults) and making sure they are heard and needs are considered.​ Click on the link to learn more.

Contact Us! For more information about SIBS NJ or to join our mailing list please e-mail

Special Olympics New Jersey's College Unified Sports Program, Kean University. See flyer.  
Long Hill Township "Community All Stars" Special Needs Baseball Program 
To register go to
Special Olympics New Jersey
Mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Click here for a fact sheet
For more information, contact Steve Smith, Area Director - Middlesex/Union Counties 
(908) 591-0607  email:
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
Student Support Services
Student Union Building, Multi-Purpose Room
1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ
Rutgers University
Fall, Winter & Spring Social Skills Group - 8 weeks, 1 hour session per week- Cost is $400 
"Navigating College Life"
8 weeks, 2 hour sessions per week- Cost is $650
Contact Stephanie Marky, MSW, 732-445-0674 or 

Free “Navigating College Life” information seminar
The “Navigating College Life” program is for young adults with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, AD/HD, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, who have an interest in attending college but are unsure of the different aspects of being a college student.

If you are interested in participating in the seminar, learning about our program and meeting the team, please visit our website at and complete the registration form for “Navigating College Life” Seminar.

Rowan University
Transition workshop series for high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please click here for more information.  
Kean University
Social Skills Facilitation Program
"Making Friends"
Center for Communication Disorders, East Campus
Contact Susan Mandel, M.S., CCC-SLP
(908) 737-5816
Institute of Child Study (2 Programs)
Academic Tutoring
Grades 3 - 12
Certified Teachers in Masters of Special Education Degree Program
10 Week Sessions
Wednesdays 5 to 6 PM
(908) 737-540 


Last Modified on April 4, 2017