Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) has included the comprehensive model of care used by Garfield Park Academy, the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), as a promising evidence-based practice.
ASAH, a not-for-profit organization comprised of private schools and agencies that provide highly specialized services to children with disabilities in New Jersey, has awarded two GPA staff members with the organization's Special Education Professionals of the Year Awards. Sheri Roseman, a GPA Art Therapist with twenty years of experience at our school, was named ASAH's [...]
West Jersey Reading Council will host an author visit at Garfield Park Academy on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Christine Ieronimo will speak about her book, A Thirst for Home - A Story of Water Across the World. A first-time author, Ieronimo draws on her personal experience traveling to Ethiopia to adopt her daughter, telling a [...]
Our 2017 Eugene Morse Gala Dinner and Golf Outing has been scheduled! Save Tuesday, June 6, 2017 on you calendar for our most important fundraising event. Our Gala Committee is busy making plans for another terrific event. We hope to see you there!
Students at Garfield Park Academy in WIllingboro, NJ have been working with students at Garfield Park Academy, piecing together shards of broken glass and tile to tell stories of shared hope.
For many students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism, excess physical energy can be distracting in the classroom. When the expectation is that students remain still and seated, sensory integration dysregulation issues can look like a behavioral problem. GPA has helped solve the problem with new sensory-friendly classrooms.
Twice a week, Dan, who is on track for a June, 2017 graduation, dons his uniform to go to Meineke. There, he works under the supervision of another mechanic as an intern. A job coach from GPA attends with him, helping Dan adjust to new situations, and acting as a ‘go-between” to help him problem-solve and interpret work situations.
Download the Event Flyer The following events are sponsored by STEPS, FREE of charge, and open to all. All events will be held at the STEPS program's location at Garfield Park Academy, 24 Glenolden Lane, Willingboro, NJ. Please stay and meet the STEPS staff and learn more about the STEPS program. For more [...]
GPA Teacher Suzanne Sedarat has been awarded the Teaching Family Association's Agency Distinguished Practitioner of the Year Award. The award is presented to individual TFA Member Agency staff for exemplifying the dedication and commitment required to establish and maintain a high-level model of evidence-based and effective care. Congratulations Suzanne!
On May 25, 2016, Brittany Harmening was installed as the new president elect for the West Jersey Reading Council. West Jersey Reading Council strives to promote literacy in Burlington and Camden counties through professional development, active membership, partnership with the International Literacy Association and the New Jersey Literacy Association, and dissemination of pertinent research and [...]