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The Matheny School is a New Jersey approved private school for children with disabilities. When a school district needs the resources to effectively educate the student with complex disabilities and associated health needs, Matheny is there to help. At Matheny, children having a variety of developmental disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions find a safe, supportive environment where they can reach their academic, social, vocational, and personal potential. For over 60 years Matheny has been helping students achieve their greatest level of learning and independence through our collaborative approach, integrating traditional academics with therapeutic intervention and pre-vocational skills development. Our caring staff includes special education teachers and aides, licensed therapists in the areas of speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, as well as nurses, social workers and psychologists. The entire team works closely with our students’ families and local school districts to design a service plan that is uniquely tailored to each student’s specific needs. At Matheny no disability is a barrier to learning. Our students learn in small, supportive class groupings, with plenty of individual attention. Through the use of adaptive techniques and instructional and assistive technology we provide universal access to any learning activity. And, while every student has an individualized education plan (IEP), our interdisciplinary team is always looking at innovative strategies to meet each child’s individual learning style and unique learning needs. The overriding goal is to give each student the opportunity to achieve the highest level of academic achievement and the greatest degree of independence possible. The Matheny School is licensed by the State of New Jersey DOE and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The academic curriculum at Matheny School meets the New Jersey Department of Education Common Core State Standards and Core Curriculum Content Standards.

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