Community Resource

High Expectations, Inc.

(732) 259-0126

High Expectations, Inc. is dedicated to the enrichment of the “whole person” by providing developmentally disabled individuals and their families access to athletic, recreational, and social activities to supplement their educational and vocational training. Access to these types of activities will enable disabled individuals to fully develop as healthy, “well-rounded” citizens, allowing them to contribute more completely to the society in which they live promoting a greater quality of life.

The NJ Hawks was founded to provide competitive recreational and social programs for children with special needs. The program has since evolved to encompass an even broader mission although participation in a variety of Special Olympics sports and leagues remains at the core of the program. The NJ Hawks is an inclusive program, accepting all individuals who have expressed an interest in joining and we strive to serve the needs of all. Some participate in all of the sports and activities offered, some in only a single activity but all are welcome.

New Jersey Hawks is the team name for all sports conducted by High Expectations Inc. High Expectations Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. We are a membership organization with a Board of Directors. In order to participate in any of the activities that we sponsor, you will be asked to fill out an application form for your child and pay an annual membership fee.

Activities include:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Dances/Social Events
  • Friends & Family Day Awards Picnic
  • Craft Nights
  • Karaoke Nights
  • Movie Nights
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs

Last Updated: 04/22/24