Center for Lifelong Learning


333 Cheesequake Road
Parlin, NJ 08859


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The Center for Lifelong Learning is a public school committed to providing an individualized education to students with autism and/or communication disabilities, cognitive impairments, physical or multiple disabilities ages 3-21.

The Center for Lifelong Learning has uniformly high expectations and is dedicated to providing every student with the skills to interact with and contribute to his/her community. Our staff will work collaboratively with parents and the community to promote, develop and support the independence of our students socially, academically, behaviorally and vocationally.  The Center for Lifelong Learning will empower parents by providing them with the skills and knowledge to encourage student independence.

The Center for Lifelong Learning recognizes  that our students, children and young adults are individuals, can learn and become contributing members of their communities.

The Center for Lifelong Learning values: Students and the development of individual student strengths; Collaboration at all   levels for the benefit of each student; Effective communication skills; Community involvement; Research based practices at all levels of teaching and learning; Respect individual ability; High expectations; the development of student independence.

Instructional Program Components

  • Readiness
  • Academic
  • Communication
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Social Skills
  • Leisure/Play
  • Pre-Vocational
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Structured Learning Experiences
  • Music
  • Art
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Aquatics

Academic Curricula

  • Core Content Curriculum Standards
  • Speech and Language Curriculum
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Direct Instruction: Math, Reading, Language, Spelling

Teaching Strategies

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction
  • Direct instruction
  • Parent/Staff/Therapist Collaboration
  • Daily Data Collection for each subject

Related Services

  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Specialized Services

  • Augmentative Communication including evaluations
  • Parent Training
  • Transitional Services
  • Parent Training
  • Nursing Services


  • Teachers of the Handicapped/Teachers of students with Disabilities
  • Instructional Aides
  • Speech/Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst

School Environment

  • 24 Classrooms, grouped into four communities
  • Dedicated gym
  • Fitness Center
  • Lap Pool and zero entry pool with lazy river and whirlpool
  • Green House
  • Media Center
  • Activities for Daily Living Room-with two kitchen setups
  • Pre-vocational Room
  • Sensory Room
  • Dedicated Occupational, physical and speech therapy rooms
  • LEED Platinum School
  • Rated 18th in nation for energy efficiency
  • Rated 1st in NJ for energy efficiency


  • September to June - ten month program
  • Six week Extended School Year Program

Tuition and Admission
Public school personnel interested in more information should contact:

Debbie Nappi, Principal
Center for Lifelong Learning
333 Cheesequake Road
Parlin, NJ 08859
732-727-3736, ext. 7738


Referral Process:

Inquiries from New Jersey public school districts can be addressed to the Principal . Written referrals with student's child study team records are reviewed prior to a scheduled intake meeting. Resident child study team members, parents/guardians and students are requested to attend the intake interviews. Records should be sent to the address above.


Visit and tours by resident child study team members are always welcome.

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