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Ho-Ho-Kus Principal Named a Hometown Hero!

We are so proud of Ho-Ho-Kus Principal Vicki Lindorff who was honored as a Hometown Hero by Congressman John Gottheimer on Dec. 15! These awards are given twice a year to recognize exemplary individuals from the Congressional Fifth District who are bettering the lives of others through their work or volunteerism.

Principal Lindorff has led the ECLC Ho-Ho-Kus school for almost 50 years and has an incredible legacy of success. She started as a teacher in 1977 and was promoted to principal in 1981.

She has been a fearless advocate for her students with special needs and constantly comes up with innovative ways to ensure they achieve their highest potential. Principal Lindorff is a dynamic inspiration to staff, students and parents. She has created a true family, and it shows every day, through the caring felt throughout the school!

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Global Giving Tuesday!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to taking a pause on holiday shopping to support nonprofits that are making a difference in our communities. It started here in the United States and has grown into a global event. We rely on the extra support from our Foundation to supplement school district and government funding for our programs. This additional funding allows our staff to provide the highest quality and most caring level of service in a warm, nurturing environment.

We appreciate any donation made to help in the challenging lifelong journey our young students and adult clients face every day! Donate.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
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 an in-house program and then go into the community to expand their knowledge and develop the “soft” skills of being in a workplace.

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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 members showed the feelings were mutual.

First Day of School
First Day of School 2023
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2023 graduates

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 our grads are moving right into our PRIDE Adult Program in July, either in Florham Park or Saddle Brook. A few are entering the workplace or another day programs.

No matter their next step, they all have a solid plan for the future. One of the benefits of an ECLC education is the strong support we provide to help our students transition from school to adulthood—or from the world of entitlement to opportunities and services.

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