A leader and community partner committed to empowering people of all abilities to be included
as active participants in the vibrancy of Montclair

Upcoming Events


Propbox Players

For YOUNGER performers, Propbox Players recently hosted an inclusive, sensory-friendly performance of Three Pigs, and the audience loved it! Ongoing classes will take place Saturday mornings, starting the first Saturday of February. For more info visit their  website or contact Michele Traina at propboxplayers@gmail.com.


Special Support Group

Fridays 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13 and 4/20, 9:30-11:00 AM, Upstairs Community Room

Cornerstone Montclair invites parents of young children who have recently been diagnosed with special needs for A Special Morning.

The group will provide a safe and welcoming place in which parents can meet to share similar experiences, give advice and support and discuss topics of interest. The group will be led by Maria Sanders, Licensed Social Worker and PCI Certified Parent Coach®.
Cost: $60 for six sessions. Coffee and snacks will be provided. RSVP: Maria@mariasanderscoaching.com.



Film Screening: THE BUDDY SYSTEM
Saturday, April 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 PM,
Upstairs Community Room

THE BUDDY SYSTEM tells the intimate stories of three families touched by autism, who experience meaningful change when a specially trained assistance dog comes into each of their lives. For more about the film visit buddysystemfilm.org.



Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop
Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 PM
Upstairs Community Room
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Light refreshments will be served.

If you are tired of yelling and consequences just do not seem to work anymore then grab your friends and join us for a well-deserved night out filled with laughter and learning. This introductory workshop is designed to give you an opportunity to learn more about parenting with positive discipline. Specifically, this class will review the difference between logical consequences and punishment as well as examine conventional thinking about discipline and the long-term results. You will walk away with respectful discipline skills that are more effective than punishment to add to your parenting tool-kit.

Following the workshop, you will have an opportunity to get your parenting questions answered. Our parent training will be fun and interactive. This workshop will be co-facilitated by Kristen Niemczyk-Kistner, Ph.D., a certified, doctoral-level, school social worker/certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Melissa Dupree, M.S., BCBA, a certified school psychologist/Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


ART IN motion Camp

Art in Motion Camp at Cornerstone Montclair
July 9th – 20th, 9:30 AM – 1:45 PM, Ages 8-10

For active learners, Art in Motion is a new interdisciplinary camp that encourages children of all abilities to explore kinetic art and creative movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment. Offered in partnership with the NJAPE.org Inclusive Movement Center at Cornerstone Montclair,

This camp develops physical and creative thinking skills through imaginative play. Each day, campers will spend half their time in the fitness center designing and completing obstacle courses, navigating overhead challenges such as ropes, zip lines, and swings, or climbing on the rock wall while enhancing their problem-solving, motor planning, and cooperative team abilities.

The rest of their time is spent in the studio with a MAM educator translating movement into visual art by creating kinetic sculptures, gestural drawings, action paintings, and moving mobiles. At the end of the session, campers will display their artistic creations and demonstrate their physical accomplishments at a closing reception for friends and families.

Click here for more information and to register.


CSS Summer Programs

Creative Speech Solutions, LLC Presents Three Summer Programs at Cornerstone Montclair, July 10th – August 16th:

  1. Chat and Play: A Summer Group Program for Individuals with Learning Differences Ages 3 – 12
  2. Social Solutions: A Summer Group Program for Individuals with Learning Differences Ages 13 – 21
  3. Get Ready for Work: A Summer Group Program for Individuals with Learning Differences Ages 16 – 21

Each program includes a 60 minute per week group session run by certified speech pathologists.

For more information or to register, call 908-598-0228 or email admin@creativespeechsolutions.com.


Sibshop Montcalir

Sibshop Montclair will offer an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education in a recreational and therapeutic context.

Sibshops are events held across the country as lively celebrations of the many contributions made by siblings of kids with special needs. The Sibshop model intersperses fun games with discussion about  common joys and concerns the kids are experiencing.

Sibshop Montclair will be held one Sunday afternoon a month from December through June and is open to school-age children between the ages of 7 and 12. Registration is $35/monthly meeting with a sliding scale.

Please email ndf3@cornell.edu to enroll.


Young Adult Social Group

Social Group for Young Adults at Cornerstone Montclair, Meeting Once Monthly, Dates TBD

A casual monthly get-together for older teens and young adults with autism and/or other disabilities. Hosted by parents, most recently by Lily Vikali. For more information contact Lily at 973-650-2623.

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