Department of Special Services

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    Welcome to the Department of Special Services

     

    In October, the N.J. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, will be sending out a survey by mail to all parents of students with special needs. The Department is seeking feedback on special education programs and services. Please click here for more information regarding this survey in English and in Spanish.

     

    Click here to view the Department of Special Services contact directory, including our administrative team, Child Study Team members and related service providers.

     

    Please see the important announcement regarding additional information on "The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan" for the Department of Special Services. 

    August 2020 Letter to the Community

     

    Be sure to "like" the Department of Special Services, Perth Amboy Schools on Facebook for additional information and resources. 

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    Dr. Jessica Neu, BCBA-D, Director of Special Services
    Phone: (732) 376-6200

    Ms. Diane Dahl, Supervisor of Special Services, Preschool - Grade 4
    Email:  diandahl@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 
     
    Ms. Allison Chavanon, Supervisor of Special Services, Grade 5-12
    Email:  achavanon@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 
     
    Ms. Kelly A. Madonia, Secretary to the Director and Supervisors
    Email:  kellmadonia@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-222
     
    Ms. Irma Rock, Secondary Schools CST Secretary
    Email:  IRMAROCK@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-225
     
    Ms. Margaret Crespo, Preschool, Elementary & Out of District Schools CST Secretary
    Email:  MARGCRESPO@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-229
     
    Ms. Jytza Guzman, Out of District CST Secretary
     Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-224
     
     
    178 Barracks St. 
    Room 204
    Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
    Phone: 732-376-6206
    Fax: 732-638-1008
     
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    Special Services Directory (Click Here)  

    Who is eligible?

    Children between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21), whose parents are legal residents of the Perth Amboy Public Schools, are eligible.  Students between the ages of 3-21 can be evaluated by the Child Study Team (CST) to determine if there exists an educational disability.  

    1. Referral: A referral is the first step in the special education process.  It is a formal written request that a student be evaluated by the CST to determine whether an evaluation will be conducted and/or if a student is eligible for special education and related services.
    2. A case manager is assigned and identification meeting is scheduled within 20 calendar days (excluding holidays).  The information is collected regarding the child’s educational process.
    3. Identification Meeting: Participants include parent/guardian, all CST members, at least one of the student’s general education teachers. A decision is made as to whether a CST evaluation is necessary.
    4. No Evaluation or Evaluation: If an evaluation is deemed appropriate, an evaluation plan is written describing the required evaluations and parental consent is obtained.  The process begins.
    5. Eligibility: Once evaluations are completed, an eligibility meeting is scheduled to determine whether the student is eligible for special education and related services or speech and language services.  The case manager or evaluator will review the evaluation results and answer all questions. The case manager will discuss the rationale for determination of eligibility or non-eligibility.
    6. IEP Meeting: Once a student has been fund eligible for special education and related services or speech and language services, and IEP must be held.  This meeting is required before any special education services can commence. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the student’s current educational status and develop a program designed to meet the student’s unique needs.  This meeting may be held immediately after the eligibility meeting with parent consent or within 15 days of the eligibility meeting.

    PROGRAMS

    • In class resource programs
    • Pull-out resource programs
    • Learning and Language Disabilities programs
    • Integrated Preschool Program
    • Consultation Services

    VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS