Top Special Needs Programs in New Jersey

Special Olympics New Jersey offers a variety of sports programs for all ages and abilities across the Garden State. Photo courtesy of Special Olympics New Jersey
Special Olympics New Jersey offers a variety of sports programs for all ages and abilities across the Garden State. Photo courtesy of Special Olympics New Jersey

If you are looking for special needs programs in New Jersey, here are our top two dozen to look into. 

Parents of children with special needs often face a great challenge in finding after-school and weekend enrichment courses. Luckily, New Jersey is a very inclusive state that offers many special needs classes, social skills groups, and enrichment programs. These classes provide structured, supportive, and judgment-free environments where children with a range of abilities can grow and learn while having fun. Here, we've compiled a list of classes and activities throughout New Jersey where your child will always feel welcomed and loved.

You can find more special needs programs for kids–and even book a class online–in our directory of classes and listings. Check out our New Jersey Classes for Kids Guide for more kids’ activities and classes for kids of all ages and interests.

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Avidd Community Services & Bethel Ridge

Union County Department of Human Services

Octopus Music School

Equine Tranquility Wellness Center

Montclair United Soccer Club

Mount Laurel United Soccer

Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris
LBI Fly International Kite Festival
Various beaches in Ship Bottom and Surf City - 10:00 AM Pick
Annual Oktoberfest Fun at Morey’s Piers
Morey's Piers - various times Pick
East Rutherford Civic Pride Fall Festival
East Rutherford Park Avenue - various times Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 9:00 AM
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