Community Residential Program
Helping Children and Adolescents Learn, Live and Participate in the Community
Bancroft’s Community Residences are part of a continuum of highly effective, step-down pediatric residential programs that help children and adolescents with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities overcome severe behavioral challenges and thrive in community settings.
Thriving in the Community
Our contemporary Community Residences are located in southern New Jersey towns where children and adolescents live more independently after having developed necessary living, social and cognitive skills.
Socialization and Independence
The Community Residences program incorporates a focus on each individual’s cognitive, physical and social development and is integrated with the educational curriculum at The Bancroft School. Transportation is provided to school and organized recreation and social activities.
With a goal of living in the least restrictive environment possible, students take part in recreational activities in the community. Being active and social is a critical element to our students’ progress toward a higher degree of independence.
Integrated Living, Learning and Fun
Students reside in well-maintained homes where they participate in meal preparation, daily chores, and caring for themselves and their belongings. Staff supervision is in place 24/7 in a safe and comfortable home environment.
Eligibility and Funding for the Community Residences
Eligibility for funding for the Campus and Community Residences is determined by the New Jersey Department of Children and Family Services (DCF).