Felician School for Exceptional Children, Inc.
260 South Main StreetCounty:Bergen
Lodi, New Jersey 07644Year Established:1971

Director:Kelly Paterno
Interim Principal:Bruce Litinger
Financial Manager:Sister Rose Marie Smiglewski

Type of Program/Services:A private school day program for students with a range of disabilities including autism, behavioral disabilities, mild to moderate cognitive delays and multiple disabilities.

Services Include:Health services; Psychological services including individual/group/family counseling; Parent education; Transition Services; Adapted Physical Education including recreational interests/yoga/fitness; Music Therapy; Art and Performance; Speech and Language Therapy; Independent Living and Life Skills Training; Social Development Program including community-based instruction/social skill development/social problem solving; Horticulture and Environment; Computer Instruction.

Full-time staff:42Part-time staff:2

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Autism/Autism Spectrum; Behavioral Disabilities; Mild to Moderate Cognitive Delays; Multiple Disabilities
Age Range:3-21
Counties Served:Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union, Sussex
Number of Students/Clients:75
Number of Classes (if school):9
Grade Range:Pre-K-8 (Elementary/Middle School); High School (through age 21)
Length of School/Program Year:10 months plus Extended School Year Program
Private Students/Clients accepted:No
Scholarships available:No

Mission Statement:Our mission is to recognize the human dignity of individuals with special needs. The Felician School provides these individuals with quality educational programs. Based on individual levels of functioning, the school's educational programs stress independence and acceptable behavior, both within the school setting and within the community. In a climate of acceptance and respect students are prepared for an independent and productive adulthood. We believe that everyone has a unique mission to fulfill and special gifts to share. It is our goal to prepare the students for their special mission and our privilege to do so.