The holidays are here! A time for spending snowy days with family, preparing food for visiting relatives, and gift-giving. And while gift giving can have the best of intentions, it’s important to remember that for children with disabilities, not all presents affect them equally. Some can cause undue stress — something everyone’s holiday could do […]

At New Jersey center for students with disabilities, many get one-on-one aides in emergency drills. By Leslie Brody Originally published: Oct. 21, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET As schools beef up security in an age of fear of campus shootings, a New Jersey center for the extremely disabled goes to extra lengths to practice for the unthinkable. […]

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Check out the article, “The Phoenix Center: Helping students with disabilities reach their full potential” featured in ROI-NJ.

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Listen to the podcast “Profile of the Phoenix Center in Nutley, NJ” on 106.7 Lite FM’s weekly talk show with host Nina del Rio. The Phoenix Center was featured on the show for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Our own Julie Mower talked about teaching life skills and the employment program. Listen on iTunes:

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There are countless books to consult when it comes to raising children. But — as parents of The Phoenix Center students know — raising children with unique needs can be a less-written about topic. Nothing prepares you for parenting like on-the-ground, real-life experience, but even so some informative literature can strengthen the mind and embolden […]

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