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

What's news?

  • Red Nose Day 2017
    Created on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:44
    For the second consecutive year Benway School participated in Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign to end child poverty through ...

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  • Benway Celebrates Fine Arts
    Created on Monday, 15 May 2017 09:51
    On Friday May 12, Benway School gave a presentation called The Arts: Engage, Educate, Enrich. The presentation demonstrated the ...

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  • MetLife Stadium Tour
    Created on Friday, 31 March 2017 13:23
    On Friday March 31, the Benway School took a tour of MetLife Stadium for our monthly incentive field trip. Students were able to...

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  • Benway Recognized for Innovation and Leadership by NAPSEC...
    Created on Monday, 30 January 2017 08:16
    On Wednesday January 18, the Benway School received the 2017 award for “Innovation and Leadership in Special Education&rdq...

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  • 12 Days of Giving
    Created on Friday, 23 December 2016 08:46
    Click Here to Read the Article on NorthJersey.com! 12/23/16 In hopes of spreading Holiday spirit, the Benway School is celebra...

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  • Miss New Jersey Raises Awareness at Benway
    Created on Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:48
      In her final public appearance as Miss New Jersey USA 2016, Jessielyn Palumbo joined Susan G. Komen North Jersey to visit ...

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  • Benway's First Student Film
    Created on Friday, 27 May 2016 09:49
    After a marking period of Film Production Class, and a few weeks in our music lab, the student short film, Escape From Benway, i...

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  • Parenting Baby Sim
    Created on Monday, 09 May 2016 12:20
            Benway School is always trying to find new ways to help our students grow and make educated deci...

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  • Growing Awareness
    Created on Monday, 25 April 2016 09:37
    The Benway School once again made a difference by offering to host an event for the surrounding communities. On April 12 United ...

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  • Benway’s New Knot
    Created on Friday, 08 January 2016 09:49
    Mr. Peter Puccia recently created a new type of knot for his Navigation class. It is a rescue knot that can be used to save peop...

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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