Friday Night Fever




About Friday Night Fever

Friday Night Fever is a monthly social and recreational program for teens and youth with special healthcare needs. The program provides opportunities for members to foster new relationships, participate in new leisure activities, access a variety of community facilities, and just be a teen! All participants demonstrate a desire to meet new friends & participate in new recreational experiences. The group meets monthly for activities at the hospital location or at various locations in the community.


Membership Criteria

  • Members must be between the ages of 13 to 21 and have a disability
  • Demonstrate the ability / desire to initiate and respond to social interactions
  • Able to communicate with others via communication device or verbally
  • Able to follow group rules and directions in public settings under group supervision

Join our Waiting List

Membership is on a rolling basis however our largest enrollment typically occurs in January of each year. Submit the screening form (in the Forms & Documents section of the navigation pane to the left), to apply for the program and be added to the waiting list. To ensure that Friday Night Fever is the right program for you, potential members must submit a screening form and participate in a few activities on a trial basis. If this program’s criteria does not fit your child’s needs, please ask the coordinators for additional resources and recommendations for other programs.



There is an annual registration fee of $300 to join Friday Night Fever. Additional costs for large trips may apply, but many activities are supported by donations. 

*Please note - the annual fee for 2020 is $100 due to programming being offered virtual*



Friday Night Fever offered in Mountainside area within 30 minutes surrounding:

Children’s Specialized Hospital

150 New Providence Road

Mountainside, NJ 07092


Friday Night Fever offered in Toms River area within 30 minutes surrounding:

Children’s Specialized Hospital

94 Stevens Road

Toms River, NJ 08755