Parent Resources

PASET Meetings:
In an effort to increase Mrs. Bassett's ability to send information to parents, there is an email information link on the Tenafly web site.

Interested parents are encouraged to sign up for the email notification system by completing the following steps

        Go to
        You will see a box "Join a mailing List"
        Enter your email information and password
        Be sure to check off Tenafly Special Education

Please note our 2018 - 2019 PASET Wednesday morning breakfast schedule, as listed on the Tenafly District calendar.  Meeting from 9:00am - 10:00am at the Tenafly Diner. These meetings will end before Mrs. Bassett's meetings at the BOE at 10:00am so we can all attend.
Notice for cancelled meetings will be made to PASET members via email.

The remaining meetings for this school year are:   

Wednesday Oct 3rd
Wednesday Nov 7th
Wednesday Dec 5th
Wednesday Jan 2nd
Wednesday Feb 6th
Wednesday Mar 6th
Wednesday Apr 3rd
Wednesday May 1st
Wednesday June 5th (Last PASET meeting for 2018-19 school year)

Challenger Art Club @ Tenafly High School

Mission: To bring together Tenafly high school students and children with special needs through the experience of art. 

Date: First Wednesday of each month
Location: Tenafly High School

Contact if interested:
Phone:  The
 Study Skills Office: 201-816-6612.

Club JCC:  Wednesday W.R.A.P.  Program is designed specifically for young adults 18-21, focusing on advancing and enhancing independence, socialization and recreation.  The goal of our program is to transition to independent life skills/social skills, engage in recreational activities, create social connections and community inclusion. This afterschool program will provide a range of activities that are filled with fun, fitness and friendship!  

Goals - Social Skills, Daily Living, Recreation & Community Inclusion

Social Skills: Discussions about social cues, body language, appropriate language and boundaries will span from pre-employment protocols, communication in the workplace, to forming relationships beyond friendship.

Recreation: Usage of JCC facilities fitness center and more.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE           2/3 hour programsHours will be flexible after school and evening

First Wednesday                      Pizza and Karaoke

Second Wednesday                Pizza and Dance

Third Wednesday                    Pizza and Movie

Fourth Wednesday                 Pizza and Fitness

JCC is a DCF and DDD QUALIFIED Provider for Afterschool Programs

  •  Interested?  Please contact Dania Lauer, Program Coordinator at or 201-408-5900 ext. 435 or Shelley Levy at or 201-408-1489.


Links below contain two attachments for brochures highlighting programs that could be of great assistance for parents who have children with disabilities. The Special Quest Program, an innovative community based recreation program for children with Autism, and Camp Rainbow, an educational, fun-filled summer camp experience for children with developmental disabilities, are just a small sampling of what The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties Recreation Services Department has to offer. Camp Rainbow is approved by many school districts to provide their extended school year services.
SPECIAL QUEST PROGRAM brochure can be found HERE.
CAMP RAINBOW information can be found HERE.

CAMP RAINBOW information can be found HERE.

THINK COLLEGE: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities Information can be found HERE.

 Movie Showings for Guest & Families Living with Autism or Other Speical Needs:

AMC is partnering with Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! They turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout, or sing! We are now expanding our Sensory Friendly Film program to four showings per month.

The second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.

Family-friendly movies will continue to show Saturdays, starting at 1Oamlocal time

We've added Tuesday showings at 7pm local time that may appeal to others on the autism spectrum.

Share posts and pics of your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

New Jersey Locations:

AMC Clifton Commons 16

AMC Freehold Metroplex 14

AMC Hamilton 24

AMC Loews Brick Plaza 10

AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24

AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20

AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

AMC Loews Wayne 14

AMC Mountainside 10

AMC Rockaway 16

Sharing the Arts
Sharing the Arts is a non-profit performing arts program for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays, including chromosomal abnormalities, Asperger's, genetic anomalies and other developmental delays. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs through the performing arts. Classes are led by teachers with support staff to provide redirection and assistance. Pre-teen through college-age volunteers serve as assistants, demonstrators, mentors as well as friends in the class.
Programs include Pre-ballet/jazz, hip-hop, vocal,  acting anD MUSICAL THEATRE

Further information can be found HERE or

Tenafly Offers Borough's First Community Identity Card HERE

County of Bergen Media Release

Bergen County Department of Human Services
Hackensack - Committed to a better understanding of the unique needs of at-risk children and families across the County of Bergen, Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan and the Department of Human Services announce the launch of a comprehensive needs assessment survey administered through the County’s Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) in partnership with the
New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
We are pleased that our HSAC is working with the State of New Jersey to gather data about the service needs of our at-risk children and families in Bergen County that will help us improve and enhance services for this vulnerable population,” County Executive Donovan declared. “I encourage all concerned Bergen County families, community groups and providers of services to participate in the survey through the web links we have provided.”
To date, twelve counties have completed the survey process as Bergen County joins eight of the remaining counties in the third and final phase of the assessments. The survey is being distributed widely to Bergen County youth and family members/guardians, as well as providers of services, community groups, and state government employees handling youth services.
The survey focuses on services for children up to age 21 and their parents/ guardians/ caregivers in six areas: 1) basic needs; 2) substance abuse services; 3) mental health services; 4) transitional living services for youth; 5) domestic violence services; and 6) family support services for children with developmental disabilities.
The survey can be accessed through a link: in English,
in Spanish in Korean


Kaplan JCC on the Palisades (Special Needs Programs)

CAPE Resource Center

Marble Jam

Camp Excel

Support Group for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

Resources from SPAN (State Parent Advocacy Network)
SPAN Trainings

FSOBC Support Groups 
The Family Support Organization of Bergen County provides support, advocacy and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Evening Support Group - Monday & Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Web site:
For Further Information Contact: 732-932-5400 ext 134

Aspen Asperger Syndrome Education Network
The Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry
Support group for parents of kids with developmental disorders.
Please call Mrs. Chizhova at 201-488-5161 to become a group member
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