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 […]

Practicing Restaurant Etiquette with Your Child

Going to a restaurant can be relaxing for adults, but a little funkier for children. Outside of their comfort zone of the home, children can freeze up around waiters and get upset when chicken fingers aren’t on the menu. But, as the holidays approach, you and your family may find yourselves out for meals more […]

Helping Your Child Stay Active this Winter

Winter is a time where we like to hibernate: we eat a lot over the holidays and then stay indoors and lounge in the cooler months. This can make it hard to stay active, especially for special needs children who might already be prone to a more relaxed pace of life. But there are many […]

3 Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Clean Their Bedroom

One of the most challenging things for any child is how easily they can become overstimulated. Think back to when you were a child and your parents asked you to clean your bedroom. The younger you were and the messier your bedroom was, the more overwhelmed you felt. Now think of your child with special […]

Special Need Children: Inclusion in Household Duties

Every child with special needs must feel included in terms of participating and helping around the house. A child with cerebral palsy, autism or any other special need can still be included in maintaining the household duties. When a child participates in the household chores it is part of their ongoing life education because it […]

Five Family-Friendly Activities and Events This Fall

At The Deron School, we always look forward to autumn: it both means the return of our students and a fresh school year but also the chance to get off campus and explore all that New Jersey has to offer this colorful, crisp season. Below, find five activities fun for the whole family to explore […]

How to Prepare Your Child for a New School Year

Impossible as it seems, a new school year is just around the corner! As families enjoy the final weeks by the beach and days by the pool, we at The Deron School are eagerly anticipating another fruitful academic year with our young learners. There are many ways to prepare you and your child for a […]

The Importance of Reading with Your Child This Summer

The Deron School prides itself on being proactive about our students’ education year-round. This includes the summertime, a period for which we’ve previously offered ways to keep your child mathematically engaged. Now, we turn our attention to reading, where The Deron School’s reading specialist Mary Hynes dives into some tips to keep your child curious […]

What Makes Deron Different

What makes Deron different? In our ongoing series about What Makes The Deron School different, (as well as special), we are focusing on the Transition and Bridge Program in this newsletter. To help us with that background, we spoke with Patty Schmid, Transition Coordinator at Deron. Patty has been at Deron since 1994, starting as the plant and science […]