Harbor School Staff Makes Impact at 41st Annual ASAH Conference

Posted on December 4, 2018 By

Three Special Education staff members from the Harbor School, Eatontown, presented “Behavior Management: A Collaborative Approach” at the 41st annual ASAH (Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped) Conference, Friday, November 16, 2018, at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, N.J., to a full house.

The 2018 theme of the ASAH conference was “Working Together to Build a Special Future for All.” ASAH, an organization for the private education community since 1974, is a not-for-profit New Jersey organization of private schools and agencies that provides highly specialized services to more than 11,000 infants, children, and young adults with disabilities.

Mary Beth Ward, occupational therapist; Kelly Zweig, a board certified behavior analyst; and Darlene Davis, teacher of the handicapped and trainer for the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) presented a workshop that explores how a team collaboration of related services can support challenging behaviors.

Ward said, “It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to present at the ASAH 41st Annual Conference in Atlantic City this November. I speak on behalf of the other co-presenters Darlene Davis and Kelly Zweig that this was a wonderful opportunity to share the team model, one that makes Harbor School so successful.

“Our topic Behavior Management: A Collaborative Approach was received warmly by a full audience. It was our pleasure to provide this educational workshop to our fellow educators and staff in Special Education.”

The Harbor School is one of three RKS Association private special education schools approved by the N.J. Department of Education for students with special needs and 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.

For more information or for school enrollment questions, contact Erika Casablanca at ErikaC@thegatewayschool.com. or 732-541-4400; or Dana Giblin at 732-544-9394.

About RKS Associates and the Harbor School: RKS Associates, made up of The Harbor School, Eatontown; Alpha School, Jackson; and the Gateway School, Carteret, provides a twelve-month program of education, and therapeutic and behavioral support for children from many New Jersey counties and more than 70 school districts who have challenges, such as being multiple disabled; cognitively impaired; and have autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury; behavioral disorders, or other health impairments, such as multiple disabilities, cognitive impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.

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