Staff from Harbor School Selected to Present at 41st Annual ASAH Conference

Posted on October 25, 2018 By

Three special education staff members from the Harbor School, Eatontown, have been selected to present “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.

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) will present a workshop that explores how a team collaboration of related services can support challenging behaviors.

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.

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

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 multiple disabilities, cognitive impairments, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, or other health impairments.

The ASAH Conference fee is $160 per person for member schools; $200 per person for non-member schools; and $80 per person for parents of specials needs children. For more information, contact Erika Casablanca at 732-541-4400 or email

About ASAH: ASAH serves more than 145 schools and agencies throughout the state and works closely with its members and the N. J. Department of Education to develop policy, promote effective educational practices, and foster productive collaborations between private schools, public school districts, and communities. ASAH also advocates for legislative and regulatory changes that improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.

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)