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Sheraton Eatontown Festival of Trees Support and Spirit Series post is on Hawkswood School. This year, our annual event will feature over 30 local charitable and non-profit organizations. We are writing a post on each participating group with the hope of educating and drawing in folks who may never have heard of them before. Our Festival of Trees team wants to raise money for charity and make this our best year out of the 22 we have been hosting Festival of Trees.

For thirty-five years, Hawkswood School in Eatontown, New Jersey—formerly School for Children—has been a respected provider of high quality special education services to children with complex, multiple disabilities, including autism. Since 1976, when we opened our doors, school districts and parents have trusted us with the special education of more than 3,000 students, ages 3 through 21.

Our name is inspired by the graceful red-tailed hawks that soar above the preserved forests framing our campus. Their patient, watchful nature and keen vision serve as a daily reminder to take time to notice what others might miss.

We provide a comprehensive, individualized education designed to allow each one of our students to become empowered, fully self-expressed, productive, and contributing members of their families and communities.

Our respect for the children we serve and their families is evident everywhere, and in everything we do.

Hawkswood School is a private school approved by the State of New Jersey to provide special education services and supports to students with disabilities. We are a member of ASAH and NAPSEC.

We offer:

  • Pre-K Services
  • A Unique Autism Program
  • Services for Students with Global Developmental Delays and Multiple Disabilities
  • Services for Students with Multiple Disabilities and Challenging Behavior
  • Services for Young Adolescents
  • A Transition-Oriented High School Program
  • Extended School Year Services
  • In-home Support Services

Hawkswood School works in close collaboration with the Lifework Program. Lifework serves transitioning students and young adults who have completed high school, and provides opportunities for employment, and income. Lifework provides on-site training, behavioral support and advocacy for students who are employees or interns with a variety of local businesses.

Hawkswood School also collaborates with Family Resource Association Inc. of Monmouth County (FRA). FRA provides an array of lifespan services and supports to children, young adults and adults with disabilities and their families designed to help them develop community connections, increase independence and empower people with disabilities to reach their greatest level of personal achievement.

To learn more visit http://hawkswoodschool.net/.

RSVP to the Festival of Trees on December 13th, 2011 at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel either on Facebook or LinkedIn, keep up with us on Twitter, share our blog posts, and offer a much appreciated donation to our auction and gift giveaways by emailing our Event Chair, Christy Warn.

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