Socialization during the pandemic: presentation
● New York Times Article: Toll on Children with Special needs: click here
● New York Times Article: We Are All Awkwardly Social: click here
● You don’t need to be super parent - just good enough!: click here
● You Are Enough: click here
● Online Art Classes
● SEL Activities: click here
● The Benefits of Reading: click here
● Making appropriate comments: click here
● Perspective Taking: click here
● Internet Safety: click here
● Making Authentic Friendships (MAF) App: click here
● Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults: click here
● Online Gaming: click here
● Video on Holiday Preparation: click here
● CAPE Resources: click here
● CDC COVID-19 Parental Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being
Resources from Ridgewood Special Programs Office:
Resources from the greater community:
RIDGEWOOD PARKS & RECREATION (THE STABLE)
The Village of Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation seeks to make every program all-inclusive while offering accommodations as needed. This includes a myriad of offerings for preschool through middle school in art, science, nature, STEAM, etc...
Programs specific to special needs include “ArtisticallyAbled” inclusive art instruction (Grades K-5; Winter Program Mondays 5-6pm; Jan 13, 27; Feb 3, 10, 24; March 2, 9, 16); "PonyShare Equestrian Introduction" (Spring session); "Every Kid's Life Skills" which promotes healthy eating habits, proper hygiene, sleep and exercise (Grades 4-8; Winter session Jan - March, Tuesdays 5-6:30pm or Saturdays 9-10:30am).
More information: , 201-670-5560, 259 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood
REGISTER: www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass (under Village Parks and Recreation)
SHARING THE ARTS
Sharing the Arts is a non-profit performing arts program for individuals (ages 8 years through young adult) with special needs. Classes are led by teachers with support staff to provide redirection and assistance. Pre-teen through college-age volunteers serve as assistants, demonstrators, mentors as well as friends in the class. Programs include pre-ballet/jazz, hip-hop, vocal, acting and musical theatre.
The goal of Access Ridgewood is to increase awareness of those with disabilities and create a more inclusive community. 2019 Access Ridgewood Event: October 11-13.
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/AccessRWD/
Ridgewood Special Moms and Dads
Ridgewood Special Moms and Dads is a private Facebook group where members share information about programs, medical professionals, after-school activities and anything that relates to being a parent of a child with special needs.
Safety & Security: Did You Know?
You can register with the NJOEM’s special needs registry, so that emergency responders are aware of your child/family’s needs in case of disaster or emergency:
You can register your child with Bergen County Sheriff’s office Project Lifesaver:
Making a trip to the ER? Alert the reception desk that your child is special needs upon check in . They will take extra care to help them through the emergency room process