Special Needs Directory

A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy - Classes


The A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy provides educational theatre opportunities for young artists ages 5-18. Combining creativity and ensemble, the Academy offers camps and classes in performance, technique, dance/movement, and auditions for musical theatre productions. Programming integrates a strong literary element, enabling students to explore a wide range of selections. The Academy welcomes students of all skill and experience levels and offers Arts for All programming for artists with learning differences.

Come join the fun at the A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy!  

Nurturing the mind, body and spirit of the artist.


Acting Antics Art Center


Acting Antics is an innovative theatre program for students diagnosed with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, HFA, ADD, NLD or other deficits in social learning. A variety of programs are offered to target different age groups and developmental levels. Check the site for satellite classes offered locally.

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Alfi's School of Music


From private lessons to seasonal programs and live performance opportunities, Alfi's School of Music will find the way to bring the joy of music into your life and your child's. Alfi's School of Music offers a variety of music enrichment programs such as:

  • Mommy & Me Music (5 months-2 years)
  • Brahms One (2-3.5 years)
  • Brahms Two (3-4 years)
  • Brahms Three (4-6 years)
  • Private Lessons (4 years and up)

A family discount is available for two family members who enroll in private lessons. Contact alfisschoolofmusic@gmail.com for more information about program offerings. Mr. Alfi hopes to see you soon!

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Be The Best Sport


Be The Best Sport is 501(c)(3) adaptive sports program for children who have intellectual disabilities as well as physical impairments. At Be The Best Sport we offer a variety of sports and programs that focus on exposing the children to the world of sports and to help develop and strengthen their motor, cognitive, and social abilities. Our athletes have the opportunity to learn the basics of each sport, through a hands-on multi-sensory approach. The program helps facilitate the building of sport skills, confidence, self-esteem, and sportsmanship, while meeting the needs of each individual. Our motto is to “Have FUN, make FRIENDS and always leave with a SMILE” and is what motivates us each week to provide a great experience that our athletes will remember for a lifetime.

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Bear Paddle Swim School


Bear Paddle’s mission is to save lives by teaching children how to swim. Learning water safety skills at a young age is crucial as children are exposed to water every day, no matter where they live. Water emergencies can happen in a matter of seconds, so it is important for children to be as equipped as possible. Bear Paddle’s swim program features 30-minute weekly lessons, small classes designed by age and abilities, and safety skill development. Bear Paddle’s skill patch reward system teaches young swimmers positive reinforcements in a fun and innovative way.

Children will learn important lessons about water safety and swimming that will build their confidence whenever water is nearby. Starting with baby swimming lessons and working on up to swimming classes for kids of all ages. The specialized lessons cater to each age group and skill level!

British Swim School Central Jersey


The British Swim School Central Jersey offers a unique program of classes held at LA Fitness in North Brunswick.

British Swim School has been in the business of saving lives for over 35 years. Their passion is teaching water safety, survival, and swimming to children and adults. As one of the fastest growing swim schools in America, they pride themselves on having the best teaching methodologies that foster a gentle, nurturing, and fun learning environment.