NJAPE was founded in 1993 to serve as an expert resource in the area of Inclusive and Adapted movement services and training. Throughout the past 25 years NJAPE has provided dozens of professional staff development trainings for professionals, school systems, day programs, and other agencies.
Our awarded movement education services have proven to be an effective method for individuals and families to enhance the quality of their personal fitness health.
Our professional expertise in both the general community based and adapted special needs settings ensures that all people will receive the best possible opportunity to be challenged, contribute, and grow.
In 2017 we opened the NJAPE Inclusive Movement Center at Cornerstone Montclair. The classes and services delivered at the IMC are intended to foster authentic inclusive movement experiences, not to serve as “self contained” programs for people with special needs. Simply put we believe that movement should be “For Everyone, With Everyone”.
Over the course of time, the NJAPE Inclusive Movement Center will continue to grow and diversify it’s programs so to best meet the needs of our community. We also realize that in some cases we will not be able to meet the needs of every person, in those occurrences we will connect that person/family to other leading experts that we believe can further develop their strengths.
NJAPE was selected as a finalist for “Favorite Special-Needs Regional Resource” in the About.com 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Only five programs across the entire country were selected, and we were the only one selected in the field of inclusive movement services.
NJAPE has been selected to be part of the “Contact the Expert” National Directory for the Parent Center (PC) Project on Adapted Physical Education Services. The PC Project is funded by the Department of Education -The Office for Special Education Programs.
NJAPE was awarded as The 2014 Employer of the Year by Community Access Unlimited.
2004 NJAHPERD – Adapted Physical Educator of the Year Award
NJAPE was one of four organizations selected to be part of the 2014 Winston Churchill Fellowship. The program highlighted programs that demonstrated the hallmarks of Inclusion Movement Services.
NJAPE has contributed to numerous publications that support the growth of Inclusive Movement services. Most recently in the 2015 People & Families edition “Looking Back, Learning Ahead 25 years of The ADA”
NJAPE was a contributor to the July 2017 New Jersey Monthly article on Recreation and Sports opportunities for people with disabilities. Click the here: NJMONTHLY
NJAPE has served a diverse range of organizations and groups.
- Special Olympics New Jersey
- Bergen County’s United Way
- Newark Public Schools
- Montclair State University
- Millburn Public Schools
- Woodbridge Public Schools
- Spotswood Public Schools
- Morristown Public Schools
- Montville Township
- Linden Township Public Schools
- Montvale Township Public Schools
- Kean University
- SUNY Cortland University
- Fort Lee Public Schools
- Wall Township Public Schools
- Ben Samuels Childrens Center
- Clifton Public Schools
- Autism New Jersey
- Little Falls Township
- Bergen County Community College
- New Jersey Education Association
- Eastern District AAHPERD
- Coalition of Infant and Toddler Educators
- PASSE – Parents Advocating For Special Services in Education
- Red Ribbon Academy
- Montclair Public Schools
- Cedar Grove Family Support Group – R.E.A.L.I.S.E
- Verona Family Support Group – C.H.I.L.D
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network – Conference for Fathers of Children with Special Needs
- Caldwell Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Garfield Public Schools
- Cedar Grove Public Schools
- “Preston’s March for Energy” – Delaware
- Mercer County Special Services Schools
- Kidville of Montclair
- Seton Hall University
- New Era of Inclusive Movement Services Conference
- Bayonne Fun Factory Special Needs Family Group
- Sayreville Public Schools
- Rockville Township – Maryland
- Summit Public School (teacher)
- PLAY DAY Movement Conference 2015
- 2015 Parent Leadership Conference
- Ridgewood Public Schools
- New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education
- Inclusion Works Foundation Conference
- Westfield Public Schools
- Perth Amboy Public Schools(2018)