Midland promotes personal achievement and fosters independence for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing a range of innovative programs.
Who We Are
Founded in 1960, Midland is a New Jersey not-for-profit, 501c3 organization comprised of The Midland School and Midland Adult Services.
The Midland School is an approved private special education school dedicated to the individual, academic, social, emotional and career education needs of children, adolescents and young adults, ages 3 through 21, with developmental disabilities. The School’s academic curriculum, from our preschool program through high school, meets all New Jersey core curriculum standards and includes reading, math, language skills, science and social studies. When appropriate, functional skills are emphasized to provide students with the tools they need to learn and grow.
The Midland curriculum goes beyond basic education and includes courses in art, music, horticulture, woodshop, computer lab and library, adapted physical education, and health. To encourage independence, we teach critical life skills such as meal preparation, laundry, and household maintenance. The school also has a dedicated sensory room and ABA classroom for students with autism.
Midland uses assemblies and field trips to supplement and reinforce our curriculum. Additional learning opportunities are available through participation in intramural sports, chorus, drama, and the student council. Speech, occupational, and physical therapies are also available. The social workers and psychologist offer group and individual counseling for students and supports for families.
Partnering with an array of businesses and corporations, Midland’s extensive career education, and school-to-work transition program places a high percentage of Midland students in competitive jobs prior to graduation.
Midland Adult Services focuses on the transition from school to adult life by providing residential living, community and life skills training, job training and placement, day and social/recreational experiences to support and enhance the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MAS operates an on-campus Patricia Murphy Work Center, community residential group homes and supervised apartments, and coming this fall – a Day Habilitation program for community integration, enrichment activities, and classes in art, music, yoga, and more. For more information, visit www.midlandschool.org.