About

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 students, ages 3 through 21.

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.

Parents often visit a number of different schools in search of an appropriate program for their child with disabilities. When they get to Hawkswood, many tell us that, from the moment they walk through the front door, they knew Hawkswood School was different.

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.

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