Allegro School & Programs has had a profound impact on so many children, adults and families. For three decades, Allegro has provided an education as well as compassionate care and dignity to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“Our son, Portland was non-verbal, extremely emotional and easily angered, disconnected and disinterested in other children and/or play. Unaware of his surroundings, he lacked skills to play with simple toys, and would cause physical harm to himself and others. He didn’t respond to his name or understand single word commands or verbal prompts. It is difficult to reflect back on those days except for the fact that Portland is a totally different child today, thanks to Allegro School.
Students and staff at the Allegro School celebrated Halloween in a very special way this year as they were joined by students from the National Art Honor Society at Randolph High School. The Randolph students worked on a volunteer project in which they created super hero capes, incorporating the first initial of each Allegro student’s first name on the back of the cape.
CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Elementary school students at the Allegro School were excited to have a visit from Cynthia Winslow, Curator of Education and Community Engagement at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown. The visit coincided with students learning about honey bees, social insects that live in colonies very similar to people and communities.
Lesson objectives included learning about honey bees and their unique role in the colony. Students observed a honeycomb and its hexagonal prismatic cells made of beeswax as well as having an opportunity to don the gear of a beekeeper.
The Allegro School’s second annual science fair was a tremendous success. With the help of knowledgeable, enthusiastic Bayer employees, parents and staff, we made science make sense for students with autism.
At our school, the goal is to provide a quality education to people with autism, to maximize their potential and help them contribute more to their communities. Our curriculum connects academic subject matter with meaningful experiences, so the hands-on nature of this science fair was perfect for helping our students achieve their goals.
Bayer provided plenty of engaging and academic activities for the students. Challenging students with autism in different ways (for example, through sensory experiments — experiments that stimulate one or more of the five senses) helps to keep them focused.
If you are looking for a flower arrangement, holiday wreath, centerpiece or bouquet, look no further than The Enchanted Florist at Allegro School. This unique flower shop provides quality floral arrangements at an economical price using only the freshest flowers! The flower shop is part of the myriad of programs offered by the Allegro School allowing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to utilize their skills to create beautiful floral arrangements that customers have described as professional in appearance. The flower shop under the direction of Jennifer Salmon, Program Coordinator, embraces the Mission of Allegro School to provide quality services to educate and support persons with ASD.
Allegro School would like to thank Toyota Financial Services of Parsippany for providing a "Teacher Appreciation Bag" to every member of our staff! Each bag contained a variety of classroom essentials that our staff can use here at our school. This donation was much appreciated by all of our staff that work diligently to provide the highest quality education experience for all of our students.