Autism Programs

Our Mission

Children visiting a zoo.

To provide a highly individualized and developmentally appropriate education program for students with Autism Spectrum or Social Communication Disorders in an environment that encourages the development of social engagement, communication, independence, and academic growth, essential for each student’s eventual return to less restrictive public school settings.


Our staff consists of fully certified and highly qualified special education teachers and dedicated instructional assistants. Staff receive training in Crisis Prevention and Intervention, behavior management, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration, and other areas including augmentative communication and assistive technology as needs arise.

Related Services

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Related Services are provided by highly qualified Occupational, Physical and Speech/Language Therapists, and are provided according to students’ IEPs. Speech and language therapy, group social language sessions, and consultation with the staff regarding methods for encouraging individual students to be engaged in communication throughout the school day are emphasized.

The autism class visiting the Cape May Zoo:

For additional information, please contact:

Salem County Special Services School District
Autism Program Meggin Wentzell
13 Ramah Road Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Telephone: 856-459-1061 ext. 5012