NJAPE has provided dozens of professional staff development trainings for professionals, school systems, day programs, and other agencies. Our training workshops and certification programs have proven to be an effective method for groups to improve their knowledge base and ensure the highest quality of skill instruction. Please contact us if you are interested in one of our customized programs.



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.




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. 

  • About.com
  • 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
  • Montclair Public Schools (teacher)


“Thank you for providing us with a practical workshop regarding our “movement program” today.  ALL of the staff (and they are a tough group) really enjoyed the workshop and found it to be very useful.  In fact, 3 of them told me it was the best PD opportunity they have had in 20 years since they have been here!

I plan on debriefing with the PE and PT department (movement team) after Thanksgiving.  I would like to start with some common planning, perhaps using a GOOGLE doc as a shared item for PE and PT to communicate.  I also want to share out some ideas for moving forward so we can start building “iron ships”. 

Overall, your presentation really made me think (which I love) and I feel like I have some direction to move towards for building a comprehensive movement program that is STUDENT CENTERED”.    I will be in touch soon.

Michael Dillon
Supervisor, Mercer High School
Mercer County Special Services School District


Thank you again for you workshop.  We all thought very highly of your insight and ability to easily convey the knowledge that you have acquired in adapted physical education.  We are excited about implementing some of your ideas into our program.  Thank you for the information and binder that you provided us as well.  Looking forward to seeing you speak again at the NJAHPERD convention in Feb.  We will update you on our progress as it occurs!

Kathy Swaylik, Conference attendee

Thank you so much for yesterday!  You and your partner did a great job. You were very informative and delivered very realistic information.  It makes a lot of difference, when the presenter is still in the trenches as a teacher and is able to bring first hand and current experience to the table.  The staff was very pleased.

Pete Frazzano, Morristown Public Schools

My name is Anthony Abeal and I am a principal in the Wall Township School District. Last year, you provided a workshop to our physical education teacher that focused on adapted physical education. Would you be interested in providing another workshop?

Anthony Abeal, Wall Township School District

Thanks for sharing this presentation with me.  Sounds like you have created a good model for GPE/APE teachers in NJ to follow when making decisions regarding children with disabilities and PE. Very comprehensive with good examples.

Dr Marty Block, The University of Virginia

You were a model participant for ourMeet the Experts event; punctual, flexible, offering yourself and your skill above and beyond expectation, and so much more. For me the goal was all about achieving the best possible benefit to conference attendees who signed up for Meet the Experts. GOAL ACHIEVED; your contribution sealed the deal on that objective.

Debbie Charette, Autism New Jersey

The information you shared during that class would be perfect for an opening day discussion. Let me know if it fits your schedule. I’m so excited to have you share with my staff in September.

Marilyn Torley, Principal, School Thirteen, Clifton, NJ

Sorry to have missed last night’s tenant meeting. Thanks for visiting with our tenants.  You and your colleague got rave reviews. Will look for opportunities to involve and connect you in our work going forward.

Tom Toronto, Bergen County United Way

Thank you for the fantastic interview! Your knowledge and insight is certainly encouraging and raises an awareness for how true authentic inclusive programs should run. On a personal note, you have given me some much needed information that changes my perspective on my son’s high school sport experience!

Nicole Eredics, The Inclusive Classroom Radio Program