Special Education

Education for a Lifetime

At Bancroft, we are dedicated to being at the forefront of innovative instruction and therapeutic interventions for individuals with autism. Our approach includes individualized programs, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), recreation and enrichment, life and job skills training, as well as preparation for transition and beyond. We strive to provide comprehensive support for children with autism.

Using a powerful combination of experienced and credentialed clinicians with certified special education teachers and a nurturing team of specialists and paraprofessionals, Bancroft ensures that every child gets the individualized care and skills they need to live their best life.

The Bancroft Welsh Campus

The Bancroft School is the centerpiece of the Bancroft special education program. Located on a sprawling 80-acre campus in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, The Bancroft School offers clinical excellence in an environment designed to meet the distinctive needs of the children who attend.

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The Bancroft School Preschool & Early Education Program​

Our Preschool & Early Education Program for children ages 3-11 helps children develop new skills while reducing disruptive behaviors. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed and focused on helping children thrive and learn skills to get them ready for continued progress in either their home-school district or The Bancroft School.


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The Bancroft School

The Bancroft School is a pioneer in the field of special education programs for children and youth with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 12 to 21. The Bancroft School is located on the 80-acre Bancroft Raymond and Joanne Welsh Campus in Mount Laurel, New Jersey


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The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility

The first New Jersey Department of Education-approved private school within a pediatric specialized-care facility. This program provides a unique learning experience to medically fragile children and opens a whole new world for students with complex health needs by using world-class teaching technologies.


Kohler Academy
Kohler Academy - A Bancroft School

Kohler Academy has provided high-quality education and therapeutic services to children and young adults living with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental delays for over 50 years. Kohler Academy is located in Mountainside, NJ, as a safe and nurturing environment. 


Residential Treatment Programs

A portion of students at The Bancroft School reside in on-campus or community-based residences. This encourages a stable and therapeutic environment where students are given additional support beyond the school day.

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An Integrated Classroom Model

Our enhanced integrated classroom model gives educators essential support in the classroom, leading to better outcomes and increased independence for students. 

Teachers and skilled clinicians evaluate student progress in “classroom clinics,” collaboratively assess student progress, and make on-the-spot refinements to accommodate the specific needs of each child. Bancroft prepares students for their next learning environment and the next level of independence. 

Along with special educators, paraprofessionals and social workers, on-site clinical expertise includes:

Core Special Education Methods

Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy techniques to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior, as well as improvement in classroom learning, communication, social and familial relationships, play and recreation, life skills and self-care. 

Our classrooms and programs use current technology to ensure each child is able to communicate and interact with the world around them. We utilize SMARTBoards, specialized mobile apps and tools for vocational training, such as a cash register, to ensure students get the most out of their learning experience.

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Preparation for adult life and responsibilities is critical for a successful transition. Beginning at age 14 and continuing through age 21 and graduation, Bancroft’s High School Transition program prepares students with academic, behavioral and social skills through hands-on job and life-skills training.

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We believe every child has a voice that deserves to be heard and work to identify the most appropriate communication device for each child at various times in their education. Communication options include speech-generating devices and the latest applications for customized tablets.

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Bancroft students participate in adaptive physical education, designed to meet the abilities of students and develop coordination and confidence through age-appropriate recreation, sports, games and play throughout the year. Students also take part in music and art classes, along with skills-training to help them explore career possibilities and develop pre-vocational skills. Field trips and events like the Special Olympics allow students to put their skills to use and connect with their peers and community.

Ready to learn more?

Call 800.744.5516 to speak with an Admissions Specialist who will get to know your child and family and answer any questions you may have.

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