Linking families and individuals with autism to services, care, support and learning resources for more than 10 years.

JCC Therapeutic Nursery

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Telephone : 201-408-1497
Fax : 201-569-7448
Address : Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Taub Campus 411 E. Clinton Ave., (201) , Tenafly , NJ , 07670

The JCC Therapeutic Nursery is a unique program for bright preschool children with special needs. We serve children ages 2–5 years old that have a variety of developmental problems including language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, ADHD or high functioning autism. The program is a parent-child model and the curriculum is developmental and communication based. Speech-Language, Occupational and Play Therapy are offered. Also included are parent counseling and a parent support group. Our intensive social skills curriculum prepares our students to participate successfully, as they become ready, in mainstream settings at school, at home, and in the larger community. We also offer a Mommy & Me Toddler Socialization Group for 2-3 year olds with delays in language acquisition or socialization. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year with Director’s approval. Call Lois Mendelson, PhD at (201) 408-1497 or