Program Information

GAME-U is a unique program designed by game industry professionals that teaches students of all abilities how to design and build their own video games. Students will learn game design, coding and robotics with our STEM-based curriculum.

Our curriculum is taught using project-based learning techniques, which ensures that students are learning the skills necessary for a career path. As part of their game development training, students learn the fundamentals of coding, using different languages such as C#, Javascript and C++.

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Accelerate Program Goals

Teach STEAM Concepts

Students are introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math concepts to help learn how to solve challenges and make their own projects become a reality.

Critical Thinking

Students are taught the basics of computer programming helping them improve their problem solving skills. They learn to identify and implement their program’s key features, test and evaluate performance, then fix any issues. These same skills can be applied to a wide range of areas helping them make decisions in every day life.

Vocational Training

Students work towards developing skills such as coding, 3D modeling, and game design that are applicable to a career interest. The education from Game-U increases the skill-set needed to obtain competitive employment.

Improve Motor Skills

Robotics and computer use can increase dexterity and fine motor skills which boost student safety in and out of the home.

Community Inclusion

Promote community inclusion by educating all populations and promoting
peer-based learning.


Curriculum

Our curriculum is taught using project-based learning techniques, which ensures that students are learning the skills necessary for a career path. As part of their game development training, students learn the fundamentals of coding, using different languages such as C# and Javascript.

Technology

Students gain access to some of the latest tools/hardware for use in making their games and products, such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Oculus Rift, 3d Printers, and Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits.

Lessons and Billing

Classes are scheduled during the day and most of our students take between 2-6 hours of lessons per week. All billing is handled by your support coordinator. Please talk with them if you are interested in enrolling in Game-U as part of your self-waiver program.

Published Rates
NJ Self Direction Clients – Monthly Membership based on a rate of $83 per hour
NY Self Direction Clients – $90 per hour of class time

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Locations

New Jersey

Manasquan, NJ
1913 Atlantic Ave
Manasquan, NJ 08736
908.940.1797
Mt. Laurel, NJ
204 Ark Rd., Suite 104F
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
908.940.1797
Red Bank, NJ
125 Half Mile Road, Suite 267
Red Bank, NJ 07701
908.940.1797
Piscataway, NJ
51 Cragwood Rd., Suite 304
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908.940.1797
Morristown, NJ
7 MacCulloch Ave., 3rd floor
Morristown, NJ 07960
908.940.1797
Cedar Grove, NJ
450 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
908.940.1797
Hamilton, NJ
3525 Quakerbridge Rd.
Suite 3300
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
908.940.1797
Flemington, NJ
160 Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822
908.968.4294
Fair Lawn, NJ
21-10 Saddle River Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
908.940.1797

New York

Rochester, NY
TBD
Rochester, NY
516.217.1503
Buffalo, NY
TBD
Buffalo, NY
516.217.1503
Syracuse, NY
TBD
Syracuse, NY
516.217.1503
Scotia, NY
52 Market St.
Scotia, NY 12302
516-217-1503
Brooklyn, NY
195 Montague St., 14th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
516.217.1503
Bohemia, NY
80 Orville Dr., Suite 200
Bohemia, NY 11716
516.217.1503
Lynbrook, NY
273 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY 11563
516.217.1503
Hicksville, NY
535 S. Broadway,
Suite 209
Hicksville, NY 11801
516.217.1503
Manhattan, NY
315 W. 36th St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
516.217.1503
Staten Island, NY
4442 Arthur Kill Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10309
516.217.1503

Ohio

Dublin, OH
7533 Sawmill Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 659-7203

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What ages do we work with?

    Our curriculum can be customized to meet the needs of students ages 6 and up.

  • Do we take state Medicaid funding?

    Yes! We are set up in NY and NJ to work with students enrolled in their states’ Self-Direction Medicaid waiver. We do direct billing so families are not required to pay any money out of pocket.

  • Are there weekend hours?

    We strive to be open 7 days a week in most locations. Contact us so we can go over the available hours in the location closest to you.

  • Is it an all-day program?

    No. Our program is hourly and most students attend 1-4 hours a few times a week. Hours per week depends on your budget and the student’s ability to stay engaged and on-task.

  • Are your instructors trained in special education?

    Our instructors are all experts in games development. Though they are not trained special educators, we do provide monthly workshops and support to help work with a neurodiverse community.

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