WELCOME TO BENWAY SCHOOL<h2><span style=EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION" />

2016-2017 and 2017-2018 
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"School of Excellence"

If you entrust your child to our dedicated staff, not only will they be academically and behaviorally successful, they will also become a part of the ‘BENWAY FAMILY’.

Benway’s Adult Transitions Program

“The child that is actually left behind is the one who leaves school without preparation for transition.”  -Dr. Louis Fulton

Benway’s Adult Transitions Program

This program was designed to empower postgraduate youth, aged 18-21, with the skills, goals, and choices they need for a productive life in their community. The curriculum for this program encompasses the management of three areas: personal, career, and life. Benway’s transition program achieves this through Community Based Instruction, vocational/shared time programs, resume building, job searching assistance, job sampling, and college and vocational assistance. Our program follows New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standard 9, which focuses on Career Ready Practices. We also use the James Stanfield's, "The Transitions's Curriculum" as a resource. Through this knowledge base, we create lessons that focus on Project Based Learning and Community Based Instruction.

The Benway Adult Transitions program is equipped to serve students with mild/moderate cognitive impairment, Asperger’s syndrome, and multiple disability. Emotionally disturbed students, youth with attention deficit difficulties, mild TBI or physical limitations can all participate in our transitions program as well.

Personal Management

  • Journaling
  • Volunteering
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Creating Growth Goals
  • Resume Writing
  • Informed Decision Making

Career Management

  • Google/Technology/Social Media
  • Letter Writing
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Building a Job Network
  • Interviewing
  • Rights and Protections
  • Work Skills
  • Paying/Understanding Taxes

Life Management

  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Positive Thinking
  • Separating Needs and Wants
  • Community Responsibilities
  • Time Management
  • Living on Your Own
  • Banking/Money Management
  • Transportation
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Life Decisions

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Proud Member Of:

Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North JerseyCouncil For Exceptional ChildrenNew Jersey Educational Computing CooperativeNew Jersey Association of Pupil Services AdministratorsAssociation of Schools and Agencies for the HandicappedAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentNorth Jersey Special Education Administrators Associationaff_njseaa50.jpg