Matheny’s mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities.

Our vision is to be the recognized model of excellence in the field of developmental disabilities.

Matheny is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities; a special education school providing academics, combined with functional life skills, for students, ages 3-21; and a comprehensive healthcare organization meeting the needs of people with all types of disabilities in the community. Matheny also trains healthcare professionals, therapists, and educators in how to work effectively with persons who have developmental disabilities.

Matheny’s main campus in Peapack, NJ is home to 101 children and adults. Additional adults live in seven community residences in Somerset and Warren counties.

While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with a wide variety of conditions. These include spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND), Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome, and 4Q Deletion syndrome.

Matheny is committed to spreading its expertise into the community. The Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry (MCMD), our outpatient clinic, provides services to people with disabilities from communities throughout New Jersey; Matheny’s Community Services program offers contract services and consulting to public school districts to help them better manage the challenges of educating special needs students; and Matheny’s Arts Access Program has been adapted by other organizations serving people with disabilities.

What's Happening

Halloween 2023

Halloween is an extra special time of year at Matheny! Trunk or Treat, the Halloween Parade, and a special...

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Photo Album – Fall Formal

On Tuesday, September 12th, the Matheny community gathered with friends, family, and loved ones to enjoy the 2023 Fall...

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NJ awards $72K to arts program for people with disabilities

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) awarded Matheny − a Somerset County-based hospital and school for...

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