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StoryWalk, a concept created by Vermont educator Anne Ferguson, is a fun and innovative activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a route in the community, on the playground, or inside the school building. It helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity.
Private First Class, Jonathan Noriega returned to Garfield Park Academy this winter. The 2012 graduate met with staff and students, reflecting on what he learned at GPA. He took questions about hard work, life in the military, and how GPA helped turn his life around.
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.
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.
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 practices. Brittany has been a …
Our program staff and administrators were on hand at the 2015 Autism NJ Conference in Atlantic City, sharing the good news about Garfield Park Academy and the STEPS Program for adults with disabilities.
Don’t miss our upcoming Handbag Bingo Event! Please join us for the fun. When: Friday October 23, 2015 Where: Garfield Park Academy, 24 Glenolden Lane, Willingboro, New Jersey Time: Doors Open at 6:30 Price: Admission: $25.00, $30.00 Purchased At Door Tickets, Call 609-877-4111 • First Game at 7:15 • Admission includes 10 games • Additional cards available for sale • …