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Special Needs Transition Series (Age 16-17)

By ages 16 to 17, transition will include out of school job readiness in the community. We will take an interest inventory of the students at the beginning of the year and another at the end of the year. They will begin to develop a resume. Job skills training will begin.Travel safety training becomes important […]

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Technology Programs at the Gateway School: PECS

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems are important tools to assist students who have challenges communicating and expressing their own needs, thoughts and emotions. AAC users span a full range of age, physical, and cognitive ability. At the Gateway School, our goal is for all students to become as independent as possible. Picture Exchange Communication […]

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Technology Programs at the Gateway School: IXL

From web-based instruction to communication devices, at Gateway School, we infuse technological support and learning across all areas of our program. Each of our classrooms has a combination of desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, an interactive whiteboard system, and iPads. Instruction incorporates web-based activities and assessment, utilizing programs such as IXL, a groundbreaking platform and […]

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News-2-You: A Supplemental Reading Program – Gateway School NJ

At Gateway School, we use technology to provide a deeply engaging academic experience for our students. Each of our classrooms has a combination of desktop and laptop computers, Google Chromebooks, an interactive whiteboard system, and iPads. All students receive personal accounts so families can follow-up, reinforce, and monitor their child’s progress. Instruction incorporates web-based activities […]

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Special Needs Transition Timeline Series (14-Year-Old)

The transition from special needs student to functioning adults begins with indicating goals and challenges within the already existing student’s respective IEP (Individualized Education Program), begins at the age of 14. As required by a state’s specific special education rules and regulations, the IEP is usually reviewed on a yearly basis allowing the transition plan […]

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Technology at the Gateway School: Proloquo2Go on the iPad

At the Gateway School, our goal is for students to become as independent as possible as they mature. To facilitate a student’s functional communication we use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems to develop receptive/expressive and social language skills. It is important to note that AAC users span a full range of age, physical, and […]

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Special Needs Transition Timeline (Age 18)

Congratulations! You now have an adult on your hands. However, this adult still needs our assistance as they transition into independent living.If they had applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Medicaid will come with the SSI approval. Once again, carefully review and consult with your state’s individual regulations. By now, all matters related to […]

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The Success Story of a Gateway Student–UBHC Support

You will read a great deal about the academics and life skills offered at a special needs school. The most important question remaining is how the school maintains an environment conducive to such training. Gateway School coordinates with organizations from the international level to the local level to ensure the safest setting for its students. […]

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