Garfield uses an evidence-based program and serves students ages 5-21 who are emotionally and/or learning challenged and may have multiple disabilities. An extensive state approved vocational program as well as work study is offered, with programs in culinary arts, retail trades, cosmetology, automotive technology, carpentry & horticulture. The School-to-Career program has a work-study component. Social workers reside in the classrooms and intensive group & individual counseling, speech & language therapy, art therapy, music therapy and family counseling are provided. Parent education classes & an extended school year are also available. Garfield is Middle States Accredited.
Disabilities Served: Asperger syndrome Autism Communication / social disorder Developmental disability / MR Emotional/behavioral disorder Learning disability / ADHD Neurological impairment Pervasive development disorder
Location (state-county): NJ-Burlington
Services Offered: Bilingual Services Vocational Training
Grades or ages of school: Ages 5-21
Gender of students: coed
% of graduates who attend college: 65%
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Extended day mornings, afternoons or both: mornings & afternoons
School's Approach: Small groups & individual, art \ biofeedback & equine therapies. Social worker in each class. Psychiatric support. We use an evidence-based approach.
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: yes
Update 2016-17: no
Transportation provided: yes
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Most students are placed by local school districts, in which case our program and services are offered at no cost to families
Tuition structure: FAPE
Adaptive tech used: Exploratorium, an amazing room filled with discoveries that enhance learning.
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Evidence-based approach. Classes, grouped by age ability and emotional challenges, a student-centered cognitive behavioral model that emphasizes self-determination. An Exploratorium is filled with learning-enhanced discoveries.
Learning strategies: Teaching-Family
Support services/therapies offered: Biofeedback/neurofeedback program; social worker in each class
Support services: Counseling Hippotherapy
Extracurriculars offered: Vocational opportunities: Extensive state-approved vocational program and work study offered, with programs in culinary arts, retail trades, cosmetology, auto technology, carpentry & horticulture
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Extended day, Summer program