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"Academy Learning Center"

145 Pergola Avenue
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
  732-605-9100
Fax: 732-605-9620

Program for students with Autism
Program for students with Multiple Disabilities

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Program for students with Autism

Background 
The Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission prides itself on high quality educational programs and services that make a positive difference in the lives of children.
Mission Statement
The Academy Learning Center provides specialized, classroom based instruction, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for the student with autism or autistic-like behavior. The program involves parents in a collaborative partnership with school staff to provide a consistent approach to the studentsí educational and behavioral needs.
Goals and Objectives
The Academy Learning Center integrates the resources of the school, family, and community to maximize student independence and potential for lifelong learning. School staff assist resident districts to provide a smooth transition for students to inclusive education and post graduation vocational placements.
Student selection Criteria
Classified students from 3-21 years, with a pervasive developmental disability which significantly impacts language, behavior and social interaction, and is generally evident before the age of three.

Program Components Instructional Program
  • Readiness
  • Academic
  • Communication
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Leisure/Play
  • Pre-Vocational
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Music
  • Related Services
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Specialized Services
  • Community Field Trips
  • Nursing Services
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Transitional Services
  • Inclusion Support
  • Parent Training
  • Home Visits
  • Music Program
  • Staffing
  • Teachers of the Handicapped
  • Instructional Aides
  • Speech/Language Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Nurse
  • Adaptive Physical Education Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Academic Program/Curricula
  • Developmental Core Curriculum
  • Speech and Language Curriculum
  • Adaptive Physical Education Curriculum
  • Vocational Education Curriculum
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Parent/Staff Collaboration
  • Discrete Trial Instruction
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction
  • Daily Data Collection
  • Incidental Learning
  • Community-based Instruction
  • Home programming/parent training
  • Calendar
    • September to June ten (10) month program
    • Six (6) week Extended School year Program

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

      Erik R. Solberg, Ph.D.,
      Principal
      Academy Learning Center
      Monroe Township, NJ 08831
      (732)-605-9100
      Referral Process
      Inquiries from New Jersey  public school districts can be addressed to the Principal or Case Manager. Written referrals with the 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.
      Inquiries can be made and/or student records sent to:
      ACADEMY LEARNING CENTER
      145 Pergola Avenue
      Monroe Township, NJ 08831
      (732)-605-9100
      For further information contact:
      Middlesex Regional Educational
      Services Commission
      1690 Stelton Road
      Piscataway, NJ 08854-5956
      (732) 777-9848
      Visits by resident child study team members and parents/ guardians are always welcome.

      For more information about autism, click on the following link:

      COSAC

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    Program for Students with Multiple Disabilities

    Background
    The Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission began operating the Academy Learning Center in 1992. Students ages 5-21 with multiple disabilities associated with cognitive sensory, health and/or motor impairments, are currently enrolled at the Fellowship Farm School.
    Mission Statement
    The Academy Learning Center provides a high quality public special education program and related services for exceptional students within a stimulating learning atmosphere, in preparation for inclusion within the family, community, adult activity center, group home, sheltered workshop and/or supervised dwelling.
    Goals and Objectives
    The goals of the curricula foster maximum development toward independence and promote family and community education, thus preparing students for maximum functioning and development to assume roles in society.
    Student Selection Criteria Classified students, pursuant to 6A:14 ages 5-21, who require placement in the following types of special class programs:
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Cognitive Impairments
    • Other classifications as appropriate

    Program Components
    Instructional Program
    • Functional Academics
    • Community Education
    • Activities of Daily Living
    • Computer Enhanced Instruction
    • Pre-Vocational Training
    • Work Study Opportunities
    • Job Sampling Experiences
    Related Services
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech/Language Instruction
    • Adaptive Physical Education
    • Augmentative Evaluation and Instruction
    Specialized Services
    • Community Field Trips
    • Medical/Nursing Services
    • Job Sampling
    • Work Study
    Staffing
    • Teachers of the Handicapped
    • School Nurses
    • Speech/Language Specialists
    • Physical Therapist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Pre-Vocational Staff
    • Trained Instructional Aides
    • Case Manager
    Academic Curriculum
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Activities of Daily Living
    • Vocational Education
    • Speech and Language
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    Teaching Strategies
    Based on each students IEP instruction is (1:1), small group (1:3) or large group (3:12).
    • Functional Tasks
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis
    • Individual and Small Group Instruction
    • Community Based Instruction
    Calendar
    • September to June ten (10) month program
    • Six (6) Week Extended School Year Program
    Tuition and Admission
    Public School Personnel or parents interested in more information should contact:
    Erik R. Solberg, Ph.D.,
    Principal
    Academy Learning Center
    145 Pergola Avenue
    Monroe Township, NJ  08831
    (732) 605-9100
    Approvals
    • New Jersey State Department of Education
    Referral Process
    Inquiries from New Jersey public school districts can be addressed to the Principal or Case Manager.

    Written referrals with the 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.

    Inquiries can be made and/or student records sent to:
    Academy Learning Center
    145 Pergola Avenue
    Monroe Township, NJ  08831
    (732) 605-9100
    For further information contact:
    Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
    1660 Stelton Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-5956
    (732) 777-9848

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