FLORHAM PARK — Florham Park resident and P.G. Chambers School staff member Tracie Murray has been named 2023 Resident Services Provider of the Year for the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH)’s Region II.
Murray’s selection was from a group of peers throughout Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties.
The ASAH is a nonprofit organization of state-approved private schools and agencies which provide highly specialized services to more than 10,000 children with disabilities. Each year, ASAH recognizes excellence in professionals in the field of special education.
Early in her career as a physical therapist at P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls, Murray identified the need for individualized movement opportunities as the student population changed from a more ambulatory population to one with children with more complex diagnoses and significant movement limitations.
She leads P.G. Chambers School’s Power Mobility Program. Powered Mobility is a therapeutic tool that can support the development, exploration, and participation of infants and children with disabilities. Introducing powered mobility options at a young age allows children who are not independently mobile to experience the many benefits of movement.
“Murray is passionate as a movement specialist about the important collaboration between therapists and teachers to give students every opportunity to learn and move throughout the day here at P.G. Chambers School,” the school said in a statement.
Founded in 1954 and located in Cedar Knolls, P.G. Chambers School serves children and families from northern New Jersey, offering a wide range of educational and therapeutic programs designed to help children from birth to age 22 with learning, physical, speech-language and sensory disorders develop the skills they need to realize their unique talents and capabilities.