The Deron School is proud to return to onsite learning!

An approved private school serving children with special needs

With campuses in Union, NJ and Montclair, NJ, The Deron School offers a state-approved private school program for students with multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and down syndrome. Since 1967, The Deron School has provided a nurturing environment, family culture, and personalized curriculum to help students reach their greatest potential.

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Autism Program

As a private special education school located in both Union and Montclair NJ, we serve students on the autism spectrum living primarily in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties whose needs cannot be met in their sending school district. Our unique approach to educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is state-renowned. We look to maximize their academic skills, functional communication, as well as life skills.

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Our Community-Based Instruction (CBI) and daily living skills curriculum begins at age five and culminates in our Bridge Transition Program. This continuum provides students with practical learning as they prepare to leave our school at age 21 and enter a new phase in their lives.

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Our monthly open house schedule enables home districts, child study teams and parents alike to see success in action.

Open House Schedule

Not able to do a tour of The Deron School in person?

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Recent Posts

Enrichment Programs for Gifted Students with Special Needs

A recent radio segment and article on NPR highlighted an “intellectual oasis” in Iowa where gifted students with special needs can thrive, learn, and continue challenging themselves in a healthy and supportive environment. Some benevolently refer to these students as “twice as exceptional.” Discussing the benefits of summer programs, Alex, a learner with special needs […]

Closure Due to COVID-19

Check back here for updated information regarding COVID-19 closures at The Deron School. During this period, we will continue providing instruction via eLearning. More information about The Deron School eLearning program can be found in the “For Parents” section of the website. Quick links to all our digital apps are listed on the eLearning Links […]

Make Dining Out With Your Child With Special Needs More Pleasant

Going out to eat with a child who has special needs, such as autism or cerebral palsy can be challenging. Other diners might not always understand your child’s needs, and you might need special accommodations from the restaurant. But taking your child out to eat is a good opportunity to acclimate your child to new […]