Welcome to the Kean University Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic! We offer a wide range of services to fit your needs including individual evaluations and treatment for children and adults, therapeutic groups and workshops and continuing education for professionals! We opened our doors in 2014. Our state of the art clinic is located at the Nathan Weiss Graduate College of Kean University in suburban Hillside, NJ. Occupational Therapy is one of several onsite clinic health services offered by the university. Our professional staff is composed of licensed Occupational Therapists assisted by students from Masters Occupational Therapy Program. Our clinic has been featured as a cover story in OT Advance magazine with feature articles in NJ People and Families Magazine, OT Practice and local media. With innovative programs, affordable fee options, flexible appointment hours, and ample parking, we are a one of a kind OT clinic right here in your community!



Adult Groups:

Creating a Meal Plan & Budget

A class giving individuals with mental health concerns the opportunity to learn about healthy meal options while on a budget. This class is all about providing you with valuable information on possible topics such as understanding the basics of nutrition, cooking healthy meals, budgeting for meals, and practicing purchasing and transporting food.

Tuesdays, March 20th - May 1st

11:00 - 11:45AM

Volunteering: The Basics

This class is designed to break down these steps so that you can begin the process of finding a volunteer option that interests and suits you. Possible topics include identifying the best volunteer placements for you, searching for settings that need volunteers, applying to volunteer, writing a resume, and interviewing skills.

Tuesdays, March 20th - May 1st

11:00 - 11:45AM

*NOTE* No session on Tuesday, March 27th

Just for Fun: Crafting & Calming

In the midst of our busy lives, it is important to remember to make time for fun and relaxation. This class is designed to explore and participate in activities that are calming and also enjoyable. Possible topics may include crafting activities, playing games, socializing, and listening to music. This is an opportunity to take a break and just have fun!

Thursdays, March 22nd - May 3rd

1:00 - 1:45PM

Teen Groups

Taste of Independence: 

A cooking class for teens and young adults with Autism and other special needs. Participants will make new friends while cooking delicious meals and snacks.

Saturdays, March 17th - May 12th

9:30 - 11:00AM

*NOTE* No session on Saturday, May 31st

Getting Around:

A community mobility group for teens and young adults to learn how to go where they want to go. Activities may include understanding bus/train schedules, exploring transportation applications, and group outings.

Saturdays, March 17th - May 12th

11:30AM - 12:30PM

*NOTE* No session on Saturday, May 31st

Transition to College:
This group is geared for students with special needs to enable the skill set and knowledge to prepare for college. The activities are based on the students' interests, which may include exploring campus activities, sports, special and social events, student clubs, computer labs, library, cafeterias, and a campus tour.
Tuesdays, March 20th - May 1st
4:30 - 5:30PM

See our "Therapeutic Groups" page under our "Services" tab for details on each course.

Our Program

Recent Announcements

  • STAR Mentor Program STAR Institute Level 1 Intensive Mentorship: Clinical Reasoning in Intervention: An intensive mentorship training for occupational therapists on Sensory Processing Disorder.               May 17th - May 20, 2018       For more information, visit: members.spdstar.org/event/level1-hillside
    Posted Apr 13, 2018, 1:14 PM by OT Clinic
  • KUOT-CCC closed on Memorial Day
    Posted May 26, 2017, 6:21 AM by Geraldine Pagaoa
  • Little BIG Chefs: A cooking class for children with special needs, ages 4-8
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:33 PM by OT Clinic
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