Agencies and Advocacy Night

Newgrange is excited to once again offer an Agencies and Advocacy Night.  Parents  are invited to our Hamilton location on Thursday, May 16th, from 7:00-9:00pm, to learn about the services that are available to young adults with various disabilities, when to apply, and what to expect.  Please RSVP on our event calendar, and click here for a copy of the flyer.  We hope to see you there!!!

Newgrange School Music Teacher Jennifer Haines Plays a Key Roll in Tailoring Chamber Music to ASD Youth

Last year, The Newgrange School was honored to have been chosen by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to help develop a pilot program entitled Autism Community Initiative.  The NJSO Autism Community Initiative provides music enrichment opportunities to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); the Orchestra has developed a set of chamber music programs tailored to meet the needs of the autism community

As part of the pilot, the Orchestra presented 10 chamber music programs to more than 800 youth, educators and staff at six Mercer County locations, including The Newgrange School.  As preparation for the performances, the NJSO provided seven of its orchestra musicians with a professional development workshop—facilitated by Music specialist Jennifer Haines of The Newgrange School—about tailoring chamber music programs to ASD youth.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is one of 22 American orchestras to receive a first-year Getty Education and Community Investment Grant from the League of American Orchestras and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. The NJSO received the grant to further develop the NJSO Autism Community Initiative; the grant recognizes the Orchestra’s innovation and dedication to increasing its relevance to the community.

Congratulations to Mrs. Haines and the NJSO on their hard work and dedication!  You can read the entire press release here.