Crossroads School

Students from Mount Saint Mary's Academy visit Crossroads

For the ninth consecutive year, students from Mount Saint Mary’s Academy in Watchung, New Jersey attended a service learning day at Crossroads School that enabled them to earn community service credits toward their graduation requirements.  Fifteen sophomores enjoyed a three-hour visit on March 22, 2017.  Mr. Leibfried, Principal, Ms. Liggeri, School Social Worker, and Ms. Weinstein, Speech Therapist, provided an introduction presentation with the students and staff of the academy.  

The students then viewed a powerful video that was created by a young, local teenager describing what it is like to have autism. Following the video, the Mount Saint Mary’s students worked with the Crossroads students on an art project that helped to facilitate social, fine motor and visual perceptual skills.  

The students from Mount Saint Mary’s Academy once again had a tremendous experience at Crossroads School. They learned that our kids have wonderful abilities and saw first-hand the impact that our teachers have on our students. Hope P. a sophomore at the academy reported how kind and loving Crossroads teachers were to the students and stated that the teachers recognized the students as people with personalities rather than people with autism.

For further information about Crossroads School, please contact Reed Leibfried, Principal, at (908) 232-6655 Ext. 7154.

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