Enrichment Activities

The Center for Special Needs, Inc.

38R Main St, Chester

908-879-9648

*yoga

 

Mayo Center for the Performing Arts

100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8008

*sensory-Friendly Performances

 

Paper Mill Playhouse Creative Drama

Paper Mill Playhouse

22 Brookside Dr, Millburn

973-376-4343

*creative drama class for students ages 9-12

 

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

68 Elm St, Summit

908-273-9121 ext. 213

*Art outreach program of weekly classes serves special needs students, ages 7-12, from Union, Essex and Morris Counties.

 

EPOCH (Educational Program of Children Handicapped)

Madison Area YMCA

111 Kings Rd, Madison

*Afterschool recreation program and summer program for special needs children and teens offers a variety of enrichment and social opportunities.

 

Metropolitan Speech & Language Center

66 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Livingston

973-994-4468

*Social skills groups, Mommy & Me classes, group speech and OT.

 

Classic Thyme Cooking School

710 South Ave West, Westfield

908-232-5445

*Hands-on classes for ages 4 and up, students prepare a meal, learn food safety and other skills and work as a team.

 

Parks & Playgrounds

Central Park of Morris County

91 Central Ave, Morris Plains

*Fully accessible facilities include state-of-the-art all-access playground, Challenger League rubberized surface ballfield, two lighted regulation size in-line skating rinks, restrooms and walking trails. Park also features 5K cross country trail, fitness stations, 5-acre dog park and ball fields.

 

Edgemont Park All Children’s Playground

20 Edgemont Rd., Montclair

*Full playground offers universal access for children of all ages and abilities.

 

Memorial Park

713 Cumberland St., Westfield

*The wheelchair-accessible playground includes a sidewalk from the parking lot to a ramped playground structure with rubber surfacing, two infant, two regular and four special needs swings, one accessible picnic table and four benches.

 

Morris-Union Jointure Playground

340 Central Ave., New Providence

*Playground, specially designed for children with special needs, features swings with high sides, platform swing, basketball court, enclosed slides, reduced-height climbing bars, cushioned with a carpet of wood chips.

 

Phil Rizzuto Park

594 Morris & North Aves, Union

908-527-4900

*Fully accessible play area for children of all physical abilities.

 

Child Care

Carousel Of Learning Pre-School & Nursery

244 Kingston Rd, Parsippany

973-884-2052

 

My Special Spot Early Learning and Child Care Center

13 Wing Dr, Cedar Knolls

973-898-7373

 

The Arc of Morris County

1 Executive Drive, Morris Plains

973-326-9750

 

SRGhosh Family Childcare

64 Harrison Rd, Parsippany

973-455-7455

 

Allegro School (Grades PreK-12)

125 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls

973-267-8060

 

P G Chambers School (birth to 22 years of age)

15 Halko Dr, Cedar Knolls

973-829-8484

 

Hand Over Hand at Little Learner Academy

(Preschool)

89 US-46, Denville

973-722-9693

 

Schools

Celebrate the Children

(ages 3 to 21 with autism & other challenges)

230 Diamond Spring Rd, Denville

973-989-4033

 

Lake Drive Program

(ages 3 to 21 with hearing loss, public school)

10 Lake Dr, Mountain Lakes

973-299-0166

 

Hand Over Hand at Little Learner Academy

(Preschool)

89 US-46, Denville

973-722-9693

 

The Craig School (Grades 2-12)

15 Tower Hill Rd, Mountain Lakes

973-334-4375

 

The Calais School (Grades K-12)

45 Highland Ave, Whippany

973-884-2030

 

Allegro School (Grades PreK-12)

125 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls

973-267-8060

 

P G Chambers School (birth to 22 years of age)

15 Halko Dr, Cedar Knolls

973-829-8484

 

Winston Preparatory School

901 Route 10 East, Whippany

973-500-6480

*Grades 4-12

 

The Arc of Morris County

1 Executive Drive, Morris Plains

973-326-9750

 

Carousel Of Learning Pre-School & Nursery

244 Kingston Rd, Parsippany

973-884-2052

 

Camps

Kids Helping Kids Social Skills Summer Camp

St. Christopher’s School

1050 Littleton Rd., Parsippany

201-407-0152

 

ARC of Essex County Camp Hope

127 Cedar St, East Hanover

973-535-1181 ext. 1264

 

Stepping Forward Counseling Center Therapeutic Summer Programs

26 Main St., Chatham

973-635-6550

 

ARC of Morris County

973-765-9661

 

ARC of Somerset County Camp Jotoni

51 Old Stirling Rd, Warren

908-725-8544

 

ARC of Union County Camp Star

The Arc Family Center in Kohler School

1137 Globe Ave, Mountainside

908-232-0248

*ages 3-21 with special needs and their siblings.

 

Camp Clover

Camp Riverbend

116 Hillcrest Rd, Warren

973-379-8444

 

Children’s Specialized Hospital

150 New Providence Rd., Mountainside

908-233-3720 ext. 5548

 

Camp Merry Heart-Easter Seals

Adult and Youth Overnight Camp Respites

21 O’Brien Rd., Hackettstown

908-852-3896

 

Harbor Haven Summer Program

1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange

908-964-5411

 

Are there any other great resources for Special Needs Children or Parents?

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