Monday, December 3, 2012
TCI is accepting pre-registration for a lecture series by computer specialist Randall Palmer.
The Children's Institute (TCI) in Verona is now accepting pre-registration for workshop on technology and how it can be used to support students with Autism. TCI computer specialist Randall Palmer will demonstrate how to use iPads, iPods, iPhones and apps to students with autism as part of a continued lecture series. The workshop will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Children's Institute, located at 1 Sunset Ave. in Verona. “The presentation will center on apps supporting Communication, Social Skills, Activity Schedules, Video Modeling, and Self Regulation,” TCI said in a written statement. Complimentary dinner and childcare will also be available to families of TCI students starting at 6:30 p.m., they added. The workshop …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The new Livingston-based school is inviting the public to visit the campus.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Children's Institute will be holding a fashion jewelry sale on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m at their new Livingston campus, located at 6 Regent St. The school, originally based in Verona and now expanded to Livingston, runs programs for students 3 to 21 years old that helps them overcome learning, language or social and emotional challenges to reach their full potential as adults. In October, the school opened the doors of its new 42,000-square foot facility in Livingston. The new school is comprised of a secondary program that offers students the opportunity to learn in a more typical high school environment. Also included on the Livingston campus is The Center for Independence, a day program which teaches important life skills such …
Monday, October 29, 2012
New 42,000-square-foot facility will house high school, young adult program and a Center for Independence for students on the autism spectrum.
The Children's Institute (TCI), based in Verona, opened the doors of its new 42,000-square foot facility in Livingston, Friday, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and state officials. The Children's Institute is a private, non-profit school teaching children and young adults, ages 3-21, who are autistic or have related disabilities. “We have been working on this for 10 years,” said Superintendent Dr. Bruce Ettinger. “Children on the autism spectrum deserve to have their own environment and there's a critical need for adults who would otherwise be sitting at home.” The ceremony on Friday, Oct. 26 marked more than a decade of effort by officials to open the new Livingston campus. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th), New…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Children's Institute employee Joshua Martinez of New Providence arrested after he admitted to stealing money out of a co-worker's purse.
A New Providence man was arrested following a series of thefts from employees at The Children’s Institute’s Verona campus, police said. In the most recent incident, police were called to the campus, located at 1 Sunset Ave., after money was stolen from a purse on Oct. 15. Police reviewed the school’s video security tapes and said Joshua Martinez was involved in the most recent theft. When confronted, Martinez admitted stealing the money. In addition to the Oct. 15 incident, Martinez admitted to several other thefts at the school, police said. “He has been charged with the theft from that day (Oct. 15), but no others as of yet,” Verona Chief of Police Douglas Huber. “We are still working on that.” Principal Gina Catania referred calls …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Breast cancer survivor Pamela Barnes helps raise awareness at The Children's Institute.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Pamela Barnes, RN, school nurse for The Children's Institute in Verona, has volunteered in Haiti, run in NYC Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure and has even participated in a Survivor Fashion Show in NYC, sponsored by Susan G. Komen and New Balance. Barnes, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, is now getting staff and students involved in raising awareness for the disease. The Children's Institute (TCI) will sponsor fundraisers, games and activities throughout the month of October and contribute to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. “It's important to make people aware because they always think it won't happen to them,” said Barnes. “Women need to know how to do a self-exam and go for a mammogram every year.” Women are afraid…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Special needs Verona school preparing to move from cramped Verona campus to Regent Street Business Park in Livingston.
After nearly 50 years at the same Verona location, officials at The Children’s Institute have announced the high school and a new adult school will be moving to Livingston beginning next week. TCI spokeswoman Ann Dassing said the school was outgrowing the cramped Verona campus spaces at 1 Sunset Ave. and needed to resolve the situation. The special needs school runs programs for students 3 to 21 years old that helps them overcome learning, language or social and emotional challenges to reach their full potential as adults. Four years ago, TCI sought to expand the school. Hearings before the township zoning board, however, revealed resistance from neighbors, Dassing said, and the zoning board denied the school’s bid. The school took the …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Natalie C. earns degree at recent Departmental Graduation Ceremony at Verona School.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
The Children’s Institute in Verona recently held a Departmental Graduation Ceremony at the school in which Verona resident Natalie C. was one of the participants. TCI, located at 1 Sunset Ave., is a school for students, ages 3-21, on the autistic spectrum and with related emotional and learning disabilities. Many students succeed for the first time in the classroom at TCI due to their therapeutic, comprehensive programs and services.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Children's Institute gives special needs students hands-on learning.
High school students at The Children’s Institute in Verona are taking the lessons they’ve been learning at the school and putting them to good use — running an online store. The students participating in the business venture are all special needs students - some of whom have autism or disabilties - but they are running the business and earning recognition for the job they're doing. The students were recently recognized for their hard work by both the New Jersey School Board Association and ASAH with an innovations in special education award last month. The business serves the high school student body and allows the students to work with budgets, analyze popular products and deliver those products to their fellow students. The Children’s …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
First Lady presented a 500-book donation and received the Humanitarian of the Year award from ASAH.
New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie visited The Children's Institute in Verona Thursday to tour the school and deliver a 500-book donation for summer reading. She also was the recipient of the Association for Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped's (ASAH) Humanitarian of the Year Award for her advocacy work for autism awareness. The Children’s Institute is a private, non-profit school teaching children and young adults, ages 3-21, who are autistic or have related disabilities. “It is a great privilege and a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to Mrs. Christie, who is such an important advocate for those on the autism spectrum and with related disabilities,” explained Dr. Bruce Ettinger, CEO/Superintendent of The Children’s …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Governor's wife to receive humanitarian of the year award for advocacy on behalf of special needs students and their families.
New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie will visit Verona tomorrow morning to tour The Children’s Institute facility and receive the humanitarian of the year award for her advocacy and leadership on behalf of special needs students and their families. The Children’s Institute is a private, non-profit school teaching children and young adults, aged 3-21, who are Autistic or have related disabilities. The tour, which begins at 10 a.m., will allow Christie to learn more about the programs and services for students. Christie is also an advocate for literacy and she will present students with books for readers of all ages for use in the school library. Christie will be presented with the humanitarian award immediately after the tour and book …