My Stanzas for the Season

We learn social skills, listening skills,  reading, and math.

We have trips to the mall, trips into NYC, trips by train and trips by bus.

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We have a concert, a breakfast, movies and dances.

We have holiday parties and holiday fun.

It’s time to rest on winter break.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

My name is Gino. I am a specially trained assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is a national, non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs, like me, to increase independence and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Now, I am a Facility Dog at ECLC of New Jersey’s school in Chatham, N.J., for children with special needs.

About ECLC of New Jersey

ECLC of New Jersey was established as a nonprofit in 1970 by a group of parents who wanted children with special needs to have a more focused and dedicated learning environment. In the past four decades, ECLC has grown from serving a handful of children to offering a network of lifelong services – education, enrichment and employment – to nearly 700 children and adults with special needs across the state.

ECLC schools are located in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus, P.R.I.D.E. Adult Centers have opened in Chatham and Paramus, and ECLC's supported-employment agency, Community Personnel Services, offers services to all students and adult clients. Learn more about ECLC.

ECLC is a member of the Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey, a coalition of more than 30 state-approved private special education schools in Northern and Central New Jersey dedicated to helping parents and educators better understand and access appropriate program options in special education. Learn more about the Alliance.