It's official: Governor Murphy said that as of this Wednesday, ALL public and private schools will be closed. 

If you are a parent who finds yourself scrambling to figure out alternative care for your child with special needs, we have a resource for you.

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There is an after-school program being offered from 9:00 AM to 5:300 PM in Toms River on weekdays for families who are registered with the Division of Developmental Disabilties (DDD) or PerformCare.

This program uses hospital grade sanitation methods and equipment several times a day to keep the facilities safe and your children healthy.

For families who are not currently enrolled but need to utilize this service, you can complete the paperwork online to enroll.

Text or call one of the "hotline" numbers between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays: (609) 836-4659 or (609) 772-0407.

You can also email Info@encouragingkids.org for more information and registration.

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