Recent News

May 1, 2014:Northjersey.com
Nutley letter: Let’s do more
http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/nutley-letter-let-s-do-more-1.1006625

April 21, 2014: Northjersey.com
Nutley center helps families affected by autism
http://www.northjersey.com/news/health-news/more-opportunities-available-for-children-with-autism-1.1001654

March 12, 2014: Northjersey.com
Resources Networking Event for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs
http://calendar.northjersey.com/nutley_nj/events/show/369541425-resources-networking-event-for-teens-and-young-adults-with-special-needs

March 10,2014: Belleville.patch.com
Keeping a Peanut Free Environment at Home
http://belleville.patch.com/groups/the-phoenix-center-parent-stress-savers/p/keeping-a-peanut-free-environment-at-home

February 26, 2014: Belleville.patch.com/
Food Fun!!
http://belleville.patch.com/groups/the-phoenix-center-parent-stress-savers/p/food-fun_9a65cecc

February 26, 2014: Bloomfield.patch.com
Welcome to Parent Stress Savers
http://bloomfield.patch.com/groups/the-phoenix-center-parent-stress-savers/p/welcome-to-parent-stress-savers

February 21, 2014: Shu.edu
The Future is Now
http://www.shu.edu/news/article/470967#.UzBM0G9OWUl

February 8, 2014:Belleville.patch.com
Networking Event Provides Forum for Resources for Teens with Disabilities
http://belleville.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/networking-event-provides-forum-for-resources-for-teens-with-disabilities

January 23, 2014: NorthJersey.com
Nutley school’s pathologist recognized
http://www.northjersey.com/community/announcements/241594651_Nutley_school_s_pathologist_recognized.html

January 2, 2014: NorthJersey.com
Nutley school earns accreditation
http://www.northjersey.com/news/238404181_Nutley_school_earns_accreditation.html

December 26, 2013: NorthJersey.com
Nutley schools join in concert
http://www.northjersey.com/news/237269321_Nutley_schools_join_in_concert.html

December 6, 2013: Belleville-Nutley Patch
Phoenix Center Student Named Employee of the Month at Local Walgreens
http://belleville.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/phoenix-center-student-named-employee-of-the-month-at-local-walgreens

December 4, 2013: NorthJersey.com
Recognition in the working world is big triumph for Edgewater grad of special program
http://www.northjersey.com/edgewater/Recognition_in_the_working_world_is_big_triumph_for_Edgewater_grad_of_special_program_.html

November 17, 2013: Hudson Reporter
Employers hold the key to helping students with disabilities prepare for the future
http://www.palisademagazine.com/view/full_story/24063309/article-Employers-hold-the-key-to-helping-students-with-disabilities-prepare-for-the-future?

November 5, 2013: Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences awards more than $45,000 in grants to improve healthcare in NJ communities
http://www.shu.edu/news/article/466087#.UrHKg16A2Ah

October 17, 2013: Nutley Sun and NorthJersey.com
Nutley’s Phoenix Center Welcomes Back Students. Both in the Nutley Sun and online
http://www.northjersey.com/news/228126251_Nutley_s_Phoenix_Center_welcomes_back_students.html

September 10, 2013: NewJersey.com and Nutley Sun
Lt. Gov. Guadagno visits Phoenix Center in Nutley. Coverage in the Nutley Sun and online
http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen/223173111_Lt__Gov__Guadagno_visits_Phoenix_Center_in_Nutley.html

September 10, 2013
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visits The Phoenix Center and is highlighed on Fios1. Click on the link to see the segment
http://fios1news.com/newjersey/node/19308

June 10, 2013: Baristanet.com
Phoenix Center’s Lynn Abelson featured in “Local Educator Honored by National Special Education Association” online article. Click on link to read
http://kids.baristanet.com/2013/06/local-educator-honored-by-national-special-education-association/

Spring 2013: People & Families
Dr. Geraldine Gibbia is highlighted in “Poverty and Disability, Adding Additional Challenges to an Already Vulnerable Population” article.

April 22, 2013: ParamusPatch.com
The Hair Hub Make Haircuts a Little Easier for Children with Autism. Click on link for online article
http://paramus.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/an–the-hair-hub-make-haircuts-a-little-easier-for-ch9669d8ea30

April 18, 2013: NorthJersey.com
The Hair Hub in Hawthorne offered free hair cuts to children with autism on April 8 Click on link to read online article
http://www.northjersey.com/community/203531601_Free_cuts_-_The_Hair_Hub_in_Hawthorne_offered_free_hair_cuts_to_children_with_autism_on_April_8.html

March 28, 2013: Nutley Journal
Phoenix Center holds Over 21 Networking Event.
February 25, 2013: TheJerseyTomatoPress.com
Networking Event Provides Forum for Resources for Teens with Disabilities. Click link for online article
http://thejerseytomatopress.com/stories/Networking-Event-Provides-Forum-for-Resources-for-Teens-with-Disabilities%2c11469

February 12, 2013: BellevillePatch.com
Nutley Children with Autism Send Valentines to Newtown. Click for link to online article.
http://belleville.patch.com/groups/schools/p/nutley-children-with-autism-send-valentines-to-newtown


January 17, 2013: TheWyckoffJournal.com
Jennifer MacKay appointed to Phoenix Center Board of Directors. Link to online article
http://thewyckoffjournal.com/local-events/jennifer-mackay-joins-the-phoenix-center-board/

 January 16, 2013: MorrisTownship-Morris Plains Patch
Matthew Niemczyk appointed to Phoenix Center Board of Directors. Link to online article
http://morris.patch.com/announcements/matthew-niemczyk-appointed-to-board-at-the-phoenix-center/

January 16, 2013: Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch
Jennifer MacKay Appointed to Phoenix Center Board of Directors. Link to online article
http://wyckoff.patch.com/announcements/wyckoff-educator-appointed-to-board-of-directors-of-the-phoenix-center-bb80ed19/

December 13, 2012: Belleville-NutleyPatch
The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey Delivers Help To Those Looking for Appropriate Special Education Programs. The Phoenix Center is a member of the Alliance. Link to online article
http://belleville.patch.com/announcements/the-alliance-of-private-special-education-schools-of-north-jersey-delivers-help-to-those-looking-for-appropriate-special-education-programs-98984ee6/
December 11, 2012: The Bergen Record
Dr. Geraldine Gibbia, Laureen Protomastro and Phoenix Center students highlighed in “Real-world Lessons Help Disabled Find Their Way” article. Click here for online article
http://www.northjersey.com/community/Real_world_lessons_help_disabled_find_their_place.html?page=all
December 2012:  (201) Family
Dr. Geraldine Gibbia and Phoenix Center parents in “Sharing the Good Times” article.
October 15, 2012: Belleville-NutleyPatch
The Phoenix Center Welcomes a Helping Hand From Local Corporate Volunteers. Link to online article
http://belleville.patch.com/announcements/the-phoenix-center-welcomes-a-helping-hand-from-local-corporate-volunteers/
June 6, 2012: Belleville-NutleyPatch
Nutley School Earns Special Education Honor. Click here for online article
http://belleville.patch.com/articles/nutley-school-earns-special-education-honor#photo-6788524
April 10, 2012: Belleville-NutleyPatch
Sen. Menendez Visits The Phoenix Center in Nutley. Link to online article
http://belleville.patch.com/articles/sen-menendez-visits-phoenix-center-in-nutley/…
April 5, 2012: NorthJersey.com
Senator Menenedez visits Nutley’s Phoenix Center. Click here for online article
http://www.northjersey.com/news/146264855_Menendez_visits_Nutley_s_Phoenix_Center.html
 
April 3, 2012: Bergen Record
Dr. Geraldine A. Gibbia “Considers Plight of Autistic Adults” in Letter to the Editor.
 
March 29, 2012: Nutley Journal
The Phoenix Center: Encouraging Abilities in Nutley
 
March 8, 2012: CentralJersey.com
Phoenix Center Student Shines As East Hanover Library Volunteer.
 
December 2011: TeenInk.com
Lindsay Poremba: Sister and Phoenix Center Teacher. Click here for link
http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/heroes/article/387840/Lindsay-Poremba-Sister-and-Teacher/
 
November 17, 2011: Nutley Sun
Phoenix Center students urge Nutley community to vote for them in the Clorox Company’s Power A Bright Future Campaign.
 
November 13, 2011: The Bergen Record
Dr. Geraldine Gibbia, “Do What Is Best For Students” in Your Views of the Opinion Section.
 
Fall 2011: Parent Paper
Dr. Geraldine Gibbia recalls The Phoenix Center’s first Thanksgiving celebration in the article “Thanksgiving Memories.”
 
Fall 2011 People & Families
Dr. Geraldine Gibbia, Jonathan Andolino, Laureen Protomastro and Phoenix Center student, Akeem are highlighted in the article “Transition for Students with Disabilities in Urban Schools.”
 
September 29, 2011: Nutley Sun
The Phoenix Center’s recent Family Picnic in Kingsland Park.
 
June 23, 2011: Nutley Sun
Phoenix Center Celebrates 20th Year.
 
July 15, 2010: Nutley Sun
The Columbia Bank Foundation awards $19,600 grant to the Phoenix Center for horticultural therapy program.
 
April 29, 2010: Nutley Sun
Dr. Fred Appelbaum provides dental check ups for Nutley’s Phoenix Center students.
 
January 7, 2010: Wyckoff Suburban News
Wyckoff residents attended a Ladies’ Night to benefit the Phoenix Center.
 
December 25, 2009: Ridgewood News
The Phoenix Center recently held “Ladies Night with a Gold Twist” at a Ridgewood residence to raise money for the school for special needs learners.
 
September 3, 2009: Nutley Sun
Students from the Phoenix Center in Nutley entertain at the Giggles Children’s Theater with their adaptation of the “Wizard of Oz.”
 
July 23, 2009: Nutley Sun
Phoenix Center student gets a hug from his mom after bowling.
 
July 16, 2009: Belleville Post
Students at the Phoenix Center participate in Second Annual Family Bowling Night.
 
July 2, 2009: Bloomfield Life
Over 75 students and family members occupied 16 lanes at the Brunswick Zone in Belleville for its second annual Family Bowling Night.
 
June 5, 2009: Clifton Journal
The Phoenix Center reports optimism in the employment market.
 
February 12, 2009: Nutley Journal
The Nutley Chamber of Commerce welcomes The Phoenix Center as a new member.
 
May 22, 2008: Nutley Journal
The Phoenix Center students perform the “Holka Polka,” a lighhearted theatrical production, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson.
 
May 22, 2008: Nutley Sun
The Phoenix Center students perform the “Holka Polka,” a lighhearted theatrical production, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson.
 
April 17, 2008: Nutley Sun
Phoenix Center student displays artwork at the Community Children’s Museum.
 
March 28, 2008: Ridgewood News
The Phoenix Center students on their weekly bowling outing with Linda Walder Fiddle of the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.
 
March 13, 2008: Nutley Journal
The Phoenix Center enhances its bowling league for its adolscent students with autism as part of its overall educational program.
 
May 10, 2007: Nutley Sun
The Ferraro Foundation honors Phoenix Center co-founders, Dr. Geraldine A. Gibbia and Dr. Douglas Berrian.
 
March 30, 2007: Ridgewood News
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation awards The Phoenix Center a grant to provide therapeutic horseback riding, a bowling league, and a recreational swimming program for students.