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St. John of God Community Services, Archbishop Damiano School (ADS)

  • Early Intervention & PreSchool, Education, Vocational

Essential Information

Address 1145 Delsea Dr.
Westville Grove, NJ
Website URL www.sjogcs.org

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.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.sjogcs.org

Phone 2: www.adsschool.org

Disabilities Served:
Cerebral palsy
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Learning disability / ADHD
Neurological impairment
Physical disability
Visual impairment / blind

County: Gloucester

Location (state-county): NJ-Gloucester

Services Offered:
Support Groups
Vocational Training

Enrollment: 180

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 student’s needs are being addressed in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

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.): free and appropriate public education option for elementary education

Tuition structure: FAPE

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: registered nurses

Support services:
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Speech therapy

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

Extracurriculars offered: Sports

Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Summer program, Transportation

Paid Blurb 2016: no