Public School and Special Needs Students Learn about Each Other Through Volleyball
What better way to learn about peers with special needs and interact with them in a positive and fun way than to play volleyball!
For the third year, Russ Witt, a Colts Neck High School a resource teacher, and about 12 students in the Colts Neck Student Unified Club* joined students from Harbor School, a state-approved special education school, Eatontown, and their adapted physical education teacher Jennifer Borgin, for a beach ball volleyball game.
Encouraged by the Colts Neck students to play, students from Harbor School eagerly participated. The Harbor School students had so much fun that a few of them even began dancing! When a group of girls from Colts Neck High School asked, one of the students began to teach them his dance moves.
Borgin said, “It was a nice social experience for all the students,” noting that the students from Colts Neck will be coming back on December 13 for more volleyball fun and interaction.
Harbor School 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, cognitively impairments, autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.
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.
*The Student Unified Club is designed to teach its members to socialize with peers who have special needs
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/