Alumni Day and Workshop at Gateway School August 13

Posted on August 2, 2018 By

The Gateway School, 60 High Street, Carteret, a private special education school for students with disabilities, is holding its annual Alumni Day, Monday, August 13.  Former students and their parents are invited to a picnic and a Transition Workshop, open to the public, which is designed to inform students and their families about the options available once students reach age 21 or “age out” of the system, and graduate.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Blanche Stetler, parent liaison for the PrimeTime Centers in Brick, Eatontown and Carteret, will explain what services the state provides to those who have graduated and are aging out of the system, and what steps are involved in transitioning out of school.

Transition plans help prepare students for life beyond school, such as employment and independent living. For young adults needing more support, federal and state-funded programs can assist with transportation, supportive employment arrangements, therapy services, and housing.

Gateway is one of three RKS Associates state-approved special education schools that include the Alpha School, Jackson, and the Harbor School, Eatontown. All three schools provide education, therapeutic, and behavioral support for children who have challenges, such as multiple disabilities, cognitive impairments, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.

To register for the Open House or for more information, call the Gateway School office or contact Erika Casablanca at 732-541-4400. Email Casablanca at

*About RKS Associates: RKS Associates, made up of Ruth Reinhard and Jean Stack, prides itself on its leadership in providing for the needs of special education students in its three schools, which focus on a safe, nurturing environment for children with a variety of disabilities. Each school offers a twelve-month program with a wide range of services, including speech, occupational, and physical therapy; counseling; music; computers; physical education; and vocational training.

RKS Associates Schools: Gateway School: 60 High Street Carteret, NJ 07008 (732.541.4400); Alpha School: 2210 West County Line Road, Suite #1, Jackson, NJ 08527 (732.370.1150) ; Harbor School: 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 (732.544.9394)