Read what parents and program participants are saying about NJEDDA
I am very grateful to all the NJEDDA staff here for all that they have done for my daughter. She is doing so well at home now. I can see all your efforts are helping my daughter.
– Parent to Y. Zapata
Everything that you have been doing here at school I see at home. I am especially thankful for the speech therapist who has been working with Nashaly to help her gain weight and all the staff working with her for helping her learn new skills.
– Parent to N. Rivera
We see how our daughter has made so many gains, especially, her proficiency in the English language which she did not have when she started school. We are forever grateful to her teachers, her therapists and everyone involved in her care here at NJEDDA.
– Parents to K. Nolasco
Thank you for the opportunity to do my speech therapy internship here at NJEDDA Elementary School. Every single staff member made me feel welcome and his or her dedication to the students is second-to-none. I am sad to leave but I am happy to have been a part of a wonderful and special school. Keep up the outstanding work!
–, Seton Hall University
My son Robert (Jake ) Lopez’s day program is beneficial to me as I am able to work. Jake is able to continue to be active and social. the program provides the utmost activities and care to my son. This gives me peace of mind, knowing he is getting essential activities and therapies he needs to lead a productive life.
–, parent to Robert (Jake) Lopez
Kathleen has been a client for 20 years and looks forward to everyday at the program. The staff is amazing, always having the clients happiness and well-being their first priority. Whether it’s taking the clients out to lunch for their birthday, the holiday parties they host, and picnics in the park. The staff is always cheerful and helpful. They make the clients days fun and memorable. We are so happy Kathleen is part of this program.
–, parent to Kathleen Freitag
Fervian is very happy at the Adult Center. Fervian loves going in the community. He has opportunity to go out to eat, shopping and to the park. Fervian enjoys being with his friends and opportunities to continue learning.
–, parent to Fervian Nazario
My son, Xzavier, has been involved in the therapeutic horseback riding program at NJEDDA and we both love it! Whenever, I show him his medal his face lights up with a huge smile. The program has been OUTSTANDING and immensely beneficial for him. We can’t wait for the next school year to do it again!
–, parent to Xzavier Lebiecki
I have been coming to the Center since May 1996. I am very happy to be here. The physical and occupational therapies have made me stronger. I have learned to keep in touch with family and friends through Facebook and email and have had opportunities to visit them. I enjoy volunteering in the community. I love the people, they are all very nice.
—, Self Advocate
My son Daniel had been attending the Toddler Playgroup for the past few months. Seeing my son in an environment that is safe and allows him to be engaged and unwind in a variety of activities makes me feel very happy. Daniel is able to play with his peers better and adhere to the structure of the group. It really has been a blessing to be able to participate in this toddler group with him. It feels like we are part of a family.
I am so happy with my daughter’s progress since she started this school. I feel confident and trust that my daughter is in a great place and that everyone working with her does what is best for her.
– Father to Josmeiry Colon
I’m very happy with the school and thankful to the staff because I am witnessing my grandson becoming more independent. The staff does a wonderful job with him.
– (grandmother of Darion Urbano)
My daughter Janice loves the Adult Program. She is very enthusiastic every day to go the Center. She enjoys the arts, and cooking and learning to use the Ipad. She always has something special to be involved in.
— , Parent
NJEDDA is truly a special place with happy, passionate, and motivated staff at every level. The warmth is felt as soon as one enters the front doors. The loving, caring and giving teachers and therapists play a major role in these children’s lives. I have seen them grow emotionally, physically, and educationally only within few months. As a future Speech and Language Pathologist, I feel privileged to have known this wonderful family, had this amazing experience, and gained the necessary knowledge and skills from the best.
—, Speech & Language Pathology Student Intern, Seton Hall University Graduate Program
I am very happy my son Fervian attends the Adult Program. All of the staff are very caring. The nurses make sure his medical needs are met. I am very happy he has physical, occupational and speech therapy. He has opportunities to be in the community, to socialize with his friends and to do things he enjoys.