Ho-Ho-Kus School,302 North Franklin Turnpike New Jersey, Ho-Ho-Kus 07423
ECLC stands for offering "Education, Careers & Lifelong Community" to children and adults with special needs, including autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. ECLC was launched in 1970 as the "Early Childhood Learning Center" by a group of parents and others to provide early-intervention services to a handful of pre-school children. Today, we serve more adult clients than students and that number increases with each graduating class! ECLC is an accredited, nonprofit, educating students ages 5–21 with severe learning and/or language disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or multiple disabilities at two schools. A separate entity called Community Personnel Services (CPS) provides post-graduate transition services and job placements to any special-needs adult, while another offshoot, the P.R.I.D.E. program, offers vocational training, independent living skills and more.