The Matheny of today is a sophisticated medical and educational facility serving many infants, children and adults with complex medical conditions and developmental disabilities from across New Jersey and the country. It is a far cry from the original school. It is not, however, far from the philosophy that Walter and Marguerite Matheny wove into the fabric of the organization. The Mathenys’ gift was their compassion for people with special needs. That compassion is still at the very heart and soul of how care is provided today. Matheny has retained a warm and sensitive approach to the needs of the people it cares for. Doctors, nurses, teachers, therapists and all staff think of each child or adult as a person, not as a patient. They respect each person’s dignity and work tirelessly to enable each to enjoy the highest quality of life.