Go The Distance For Autism 2019

Go The Distance with us at North Jersey’s largest charity cycling event! When you ride, you provide direct support for and change the lives of children and families with autism right here in New Jersey. The event is for all levels of cycling ability and provides a safe and family friendly atmosphere where individuals with autism can participate as equally as those without.

Designer Bag Bingo!

February 22nd At 7:30PM

On Friday Febuary 22, 2019 at @7:30pm Garden Academy supports will come together for an evening full of energy, support... and HANDBAGS! Registration includes 10 games of bingo, with three boards for each game. In addition the night will include a lovely Tricky Tray Auction, along with 50/50 and a BONUS BAG that you do not want to miss out on! The event will take place at Garden Academy (627 Mount PLeasant Avenue, West Orange), and doors open at 6:30pm. Please call the Garden Academy Development Office at (973)731-2030 with questions.


Gala 2018

Opening Our Door To An Inspiring Future

Half a million teenagers with autism will become adults within the next 10 years.  As our students grow, Garden Academy grows with them.  We create opportunities throughout childhood to prepare our students for success and happiness in adulthood.  We Are Opening Our Door To An Inspiring Future.   

Please join us for an unforgettable evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and support for the autism community.      

Saturday November, 10th, 2018 - 6:30pm until 11:30pm - The Westmount Country Club

For additional event information, or to purchase your event registrations, please visit or registration portal here:   https://gardenacademy.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/Gala2018/tabid/984959/Default.aspx


Go The Distance For Autism 2018

Go the Distance for Autism is Northern New Jersey's largest charity cycling event!  When you ride, you provide direct support for and change the lives of children and families with autism right here in the Garden State, and right here at Garden Academy.  This unique event teams together Garden Academy with three other educational organizations to increase our scope and impact.  Over the past nine years, the Go the Distance for Autism ride has raised over $6,000,000 from thousands of participants and donors.  Help us continue our good work!         

Visit the Go The Distance for Autism website for additional information on next year's event...coming June 2nd, 2019! 




COMING SOON! This event will be held on a to be determined date in Winter 2019.

Join some of NJ's top local Zumba Instructors for a dancing afternoon of fun! 

SUPPORT AUTISM EDUCATION and join us at our ZUMBA-4-AUTISM event, right here in the Garden Academy gym!  We will have 7 Zumba instructors on hand to teach lessons for dancers of all levels.  Get fit and support Garden Academy!  Admission is limited, so buy your tickets today! 

Admission: $20 per person! 

Zumba session goes from 2pm - 4pm! Jump in anytime!  In addition to the dance session, prizes will be raffled off all afternoon! 


Gala 2017 -- Thank You


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Autism Ambassador ($5000): The Kennedy Family, The Weinberg-Finkelstein Family

Autism Champion ($2500): F & E Services, Corey Howell & Christopher Petruzzi

Autism Leader ($1500): The Alvi Family, The Baum Family, Bederson, LLP, Berkeley College, The Pelkey Family

Teacher Sponsorship ($1500): The Casely-Hayford Family, The Kennedy Family

Autism Hero ($1000): Cintas Corporation, Cullari Carrico, LLP, The Neely Family Foundation

Community Partner ($500):  Partlow Insurance Agency

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