Welcome to ADSArchbishop Damiano School (ADS), located on the campus of St. John of God Community Services is a state approved, private special education day school serving students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities ages three through twenty-one. Services are provided at no cost to families.
ADS provides a nurturing, age-appropriate and positive learning atmosphere that focuses on helping each student reach their fullest potential. This is accomplished with certified special education teachers, licensed therapists, skilled paraprofessionals and excellent nursing services. Read More
Related services are a critical service component of Archbishop Damiano School. The school employs 20 professionals in the areas of speech, occupational and physical therapy. Last year our therapists provided over 36,000 therapy sessions. Each therapy session focused on individual therapy goals that support each student’s academic program.. Read More
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Scholastic Book Fair ! Update
The Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday, March 3 and continues through Friday, March 7. The fair will be held in the ADS Library from 8:30 am—3:00 pm. Extended evening hours will be held on Monday, 3/3 when the book fair will be open until 5:00 pm. On Tuesday, 3/4, the Fair will re-open from 6:30 pm—7:30 pm. Additional information regarding the fair will be sent home with students.
Thanks to the generous donation made in December by a dedicated reading volunteer, Patrick O’Keefe, every middle school and secondary student will receive a “gift” book valued at $4.99 or less. Patrick has generously and anonymously donated to the book fair for many years, believing that students should have access to new books. Sadly, Patrick passed away in January, making this year’s donation bittersweet.
Also thanks to Walter and Sally Edwards, grandparents to the late Andrew and Makayla, for their donation in memory of their grandchildren. This genrous donation allows for all ADS students to recieve a book valued under $4.99.
Please support the Scholastic Book Fair. All of the profit from the Fair is used for books and materials for both the ADS and Early childhood libraries. This is our only annual library fund raiser.
Important Information for Graduates
The Division of Developmental Disabilities just has released adetailed timeline for families looking to access post-graduation services. To access this timeline click the following link:
Families with questions about life after graduation can contact our social worker, Jan Horwitz, at 856-848-4700, extension 1159, or our secondary program supervisor, Scott Salmonsen, at extension 1194.
Winter will pass and spring will come ...
but until it does here are some pictures of what's blooming in our science lab.
Apostle Plant Amaryllis
The lab's apostle plant bloomed this week. This is noteworthy in that an apostle plant blooms only once a year and the blossom lasts for less than one day! As for our amaryllis bulbs, they are blooming according to their own time schedules. As followers of this site might remember one early bird amaryllis decided to bloom in the Not So Secret Garden last summer. Here's the photo.