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Give the gift of Safety this holiday season by donating to Matheny. Our frontline healthcare heroes, our resilient residents and remarkable students are shining examples of hope and the good that can come out of these most difficult times. Please consider making a gift this #GivingTuesday to ensure that these extraordinary people have the tools, equipment, and other resources needed to continue to be safe and healthy. Our staff members treat our residents and students like family, and we want them to know how much their efforts are appreciated. And when we help our staff, we improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities who call Matheny home.

Miles for Matheny 2019 Highlights

What an excellent day! For race results and more photos, click here.

Also, read this great article about Miles in the Bernardsville News!

Rutgers Engineering Students Partner With Matheny For Senior Projects

Rutgers Biomedical Engineering has developed a special partnership with Matheny Medical and Educational Center – creating medical devices to assist Matheny residents with disabilities. Check out how Rutgers seniors are taking their skills out of the classroom and into the real world to help others.

Abilities Expo May 3 ~ 5

Matheny will be exhibiting at the New Jersey Convention Center this coming weekend!  Come and join us there! Say hello and receive a special discount coupon for  “Miles for Matheny”

Free Registration

Abilities.com

Our exhibit will be displayed at 539 and you can look on the map here

 

Rest in peace, Larry. We miss you.

Message from the President of Matheny:

From time to time we have giants in the midst of our Matheny community.  These giants are not always the loudest, tallest, or demand the most attention, but quietly move behind the scenes steering through others.

Larry Thornton was one of those giants.  We feel privileged to have known Larry, who always seemed to push us and others to do more work on behalf of the students and patients that we serve.  Thanks to Larry we have LAR (The Learning Accessibility Robot), The Lowe’s Community Garden, a repaved nature trail, Home Depot planting boxes, a hydroponics station, and much more.  Larry developed and fostered a relationship between Matheny and Rutgers bio-engineering school which will develop new forms of assistive technology to help people worldwide.  Larry also brought in different Knights of Columbus Councils to Matheny to assist in fundraising.  Until recent health concerns prevented his participation Larry kept a regiment of volunteering three times a week in the school and also served on both the Matheny School Board Committee and the Board of Trustees.  Larry loved the children, the staff, and the spirit of Matheny.

Miles for Matheny Registration is Open!

2019 Miles for Matheny registration is now open!

We are excited to bring back the Miles for Matheny 5K this year among other highlights. The event has moved to the Malcolm Belcher fairgrounds in Far Hills and all parking will be on site! No shuttles! We have 5 cycling rides with updated starting points, a 5K with USATF sanction pending, wheelchair walk, kids fun run all on premisis. Entertainment, food, fun!

Register here

Arts Access to receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Peapack, NJ- National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Arts Access Program at Matheny for their Full Circle 2019 event. Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Eileen Murray, Director of the Arts Access Program at Matheny, said “We are deeply appreciative to the National Endowment for the Arts for this generous award. This funding enables us to present Full Circle 2019, Arts Access’ signature arts event, showcasing and celebrating the remarkable visual, literary, and performing art created by our artists with disabilities. The artists take their rightful place in the spotlight, receiving recognition and applause for their tremendous accomplishments. We thank the NEA for supporting this unique event, Arts Access’ mission, and the limitless creativity that resides within our talented artists.”

Full Circle 2019, takes place on November 2nd, 2019 in the Robert Schonhorn Arts Center on the Matheny campus in Peapack. It consists of professional performers, designers, and curators who work alongside Arts Access artists to help bring their visions to life. The gallery show is accompanied by a culinary tasting provided by local gourmet restaurants. For additional event information including ticketing and sponsorship opportunities, go to: artsaccessprogram.org. For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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Casino Night to Benefit Matheny’s Adult Services Department

Matheny is hosting a Casino Night fundraising event on Friday April 12, 2019 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Arts Center Gallery on Matheny’s campus. Our guests will enjoy casino play tables with a silent auction, tricky tray raffle baskets, 50/50, music, food, open bar and other fun surprises. Our goal is to raise funds to support our adult services programs at our Peapack and Hillsborough campuses.

Click here to Register/Donate/Sponsor

Arts Access artists display their masterpieces at Sotheby’s

The Art of Choice

“The three-day exhibit of works created by Arts Access artists was a moment we will never forget.  We are eternally grateful to Brad and Dana Chernock for making wishes come true. To everyone at Sotheby’s, we thank them for welcoming our artists with open arms. Finally, we congratulate Ellen Kane, Cindy Shanks, Mike Martin, James Lane, and Chet Cheesman for their talents and achievements.”

It’s Never Too Early to Think Spring!

Spring time brings renewal. Flowers bloom, the days are longer and warmer, and the world seems brighter and full of hope as it awakens from the long winter.
It might seem strange to talk about this as we prepare for the year-end holiday season but hear us out, because spring time provides the perfect backdrop for a time-honored rite of passage that many teens and young adults eagerly anticipate… Prom!

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Generous Grant Awarded to Matheny’s Arts Access Program

August 23, 2018, PEAPACK, NJ – Matheny is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded a generous grant of over $37,000 to its innovative Arts Access Program. Arts Access, an integral part of Matheny, provides people with disabilities unlimited freedom to create and participate in the fine arts. The prestigious FY19 award supports Matheny’s mission of enhancing the quality of life for people with medically complex disabilities.

Part of a three-year funding cycle, the grant demonstrates New Jersey’s commitment to the arts for people with disabilities and underserved populations.  The Arts Council also announced Matheny as an FY19 Major Presenting and Service Organization and presented a Citation of Excellence.

Eileen Murray, Director of Arts Access, said, “We are extremely grateful to the NJ State Council on the Arts for their long-term and strong support of the Matheny Arts Access Program. Their generosity enables us to offer our artists the opportunity to fully express themselves through the arts. Arts Access, and all of New Jersey, is fortunate to have such a dynamic and dedicated arts council.” Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Arts Access is a premiere fine arts program for people with disabilities throughout New Jersey. Support from the NJ State Council on the Arts also helps to bring the artists’ work to the public eye, through events such as Full Circle, Arts Access’ yearly arts celebration. Full Circle 2018 will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and will showcase the Matheny artists’ work in the visual, literary and performing arts. Murray states, “Thanks to the generosity of organizations such as the NJ State Council on the Arts, the artists have a chance to shine and receive recognition for their artistic accomplishments.”

Matheny is also grateful to Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, and our legislative representatives, Senator Michael Doherty, Assemblyman John DiMaio, and Assemblyman Erik Peterson for making these resources available in order to offer these invaluable services to people with disabilities.

About Matheny Arts Access Program

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.  Matheny’s Arts Access program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. Through the use of innovative systems and techniques, participants can take part in the visual, performing and literary arts. Regardless of their disability, the artists are provided with the tools and materials need to produce complete pieces of work. To learn more about Matheny go to matheny.org; for more information about Arts Access, please visit artsaccessprogram.org.

About the NJ State Council on the Arts

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit artscouncil.nj.gov.

 

“Par-Tee on the Links”

September 25, 2018 at Oak Hill Golf Club

Come and enjoy a day of sun and fun while raising money for the Matheny School. The Matheny School is a unique private school where children with various developmental disabilities, physical challenges and rare diseases, find a safe and supportive environment where they can reach their highest academic, social, vocational, and personal potential.

We have a few open foursomes and want to hold your spot! Please register today or send us an email to let us know you are coming and we will hold a spot for you. Registration and Lunch begin at 11:00 am followed by a 12:00 shotgun start.

For more information please check out the golf page to register or sponsor our event.