St. John of God Community Services, Archbishop Damiano School (ADS)
1145 Delsea Dr.
Westville Grove, NJ
St. John of God Community Services offers two children’s programs. The St. John of God Early Intervention Programs offers services to children birth to 3 years with developmental delay, as well as inclusion opportunities in its community daycare/nursery school for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Archbishop Damiano School (www.adsschool.org) serves students ages 3 to 21 with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. The ADS curriculum aligns with the Common Core State Standards. Full arrays of therapeutic services are available. The curriculum is enhanced through multiple real life experiences such as the Quail Hatching in the Classroom Project and the Equine Riding Program for preschoolers. These activities support our mission which is to assist persons with disabilities to develop their skills to their fullest potential.
Phone 2: www.adsschool.org
Location (state-county): NJ-Gloucester
Grades or ages of school: Ages 3-21
Gender of students: coed
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
School's Approach: A multidisciplinary approach is used to insure that all the studentâ€™s needs are being addressed in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Update 2015-16: yes
Transportation provided: yes
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): free and appropriate public education option for elementary education
Adaptive tech used: SMART Boards, touchscreen computers and iPads; science lab
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Common Core curriculum enhanced through real-life experiencessuch as the Quail Hatching in the Classroom Project and preschool Equine Riding Program.
Support services/therapies offered: OT, PT, ST; registered nurses
Extracurriculars offered: Sensory experiences like bubble tubes and fiber optics (to increase light awareness), swings (to calm and balance the senses) and a full-scale Sensory Garden with easy-access paths and garden boxes
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