ECLC of New Jersey is an accredited, nonprofit, educating students ages 5–21 with severe learning and/or language disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or multiple disabilities at schools in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus. Every student graduates with a plan for adulthood! We provide Transition Services to bridge the gap from the classroom to a job or day program.
Many students stay within the ECLC family of services, either in the PRIDE Adult Program or in supported-employment jobs or support coordination services offered through our affiliate, Community Personnel Services (CPS).
ECLC offers a trusted community of caring individuals to help individuals with special needs achieve their greatest potential!
All of our students receive transition and supported-employment services through CPS. Founded in 1995, the agency helps students find appropriate options for life after graduation and successfully enter the workforce.
- October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!We are grateful to local business partners for giving students at our Chatham school an opportunity to learn job skills throughout the school year. Preparing students for adult life is a critical part of the ECLC educational experience. Students begin learning basic job skills through … Continue reading October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
- Back to School for our Students in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus!The first day of school is one typically filled with emotions! At ECLC of New Jersey, the feelings were overwhelmingly upbeat and positive. With smiles aplenty, clearly our students with special needs couldn’t wait to get back into the classroom, and the warmth extended by staff … Continue reading Back to School for our Students in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus!
- Hats Off to the Class of 2023!We are so proud of the 27 graduates from our Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus schools who walked the aisle in cap-and-gown earlier this month! They were celebrated in ceremonies with awards, speeches and accolades for their accomplishments, while proud parents and staff looked on. Many of … Continue reading Hats Off to the Class of 2023!
- PRIDE Adult Enrichment Program Announces OpeningsA limited number of spaces are open for new adults to enroll in the PRIDE Adult Enrichment program. This part-time program is for adults with special needs, who are working or participating in another day program. It takes place on Mondays and Thursdays, from 3:30 … Continue reading PRIDE Adult Enrichment Program Announces Openings
- Thanking Our Employer Partners!In a longstanding tradition, this week local businesses and nonprofits were treated to breakfast served with a side of appreciation at our Chatham school for students with special needs. We honored 25 area employers for opening their doors to students this school year to learn … Continue reading Thanking Our Employer Partners!
Student Success Story
Jada has flourished at ECLC’s Ho-Ho-Kus school, overcoming the challenges of being born legally blind, with scoliosis and cognitive impairments. The benefit of ECLC is the ability to quickly adjust to students’ needs and to draw on more than five decades of experience educating students with disabilities. “They made the transition easy for us. It was like joining a family,” said her mom, Jodi. “They gave Jada everything she needed.” Her teacher says, “One of Jada’s favorite phrases is ‘There is nothing I can’t do,’ and she is absolutely right. Her level of commitment to achieve success never ceases to amaze me.” Her mom credits ECLC for Jada’s success. “They are people that you know and trust with your child. No matter what you ask for, they solve your problem,” said Jodi. Learn more.