Department of Special Services

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    Welcome to the Department of Special Services

     

    Perth Amboy Public Schools Department of Special Services is required to keep Child Study Team (CST) files for seven years following graduation. The district will be destroying CST files for students with a disability with a date of birth between 1992-1993. Any graduate born in 1992 or 1993 from Perth Amboy High School with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) may obtain their records by emailing kelmadonia@paps.net within the next 30 days of this posting.

     

    Join us for the Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) for the 2021-2022 school year. We will be holding a virtual meet and greet for parents, guardians and family members to learn more about the group on September 23 at noon and 6:00 PM. The flyer contains additional information for this event, including the Google Meet link.

    SEPAG Meet and Greet - English

    SEPAG Meet and Greet - Spanish

     

    Please review our SEPAG flyer general information about the group. If you would like to join us, please complete the Google Form and our Department will connect with you. If you are unable to join us, please use the link  to the "comment box" Google Form if you would like to leave feedback.

     

      SEPAG - English/Spanish

     

    Parents of students with disabilities are now able to view their child's last finalized Individualized Education Program (IEP) and progress reports at the end of each marking period through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For additional information, please see the steps to view finalized IEPs and progress reports in Infinite Campus.

     

     Project Child Find-English Flyer

     Project Child Find-Spanish Flyer

      

    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. Marcia Stillo, Supervisor of Special Services, Preschool - Grade 4
    Email:  mstillo@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 of Special Services
    Email:  kellmadonia@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-222
     
    Ms. Irma Rock, William c. McGinnis and Perth Amboy High Schools Child Study Team Secretary
    Email:  IRMAROCK@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-225
     
    Ms. Margaret Crespo, Elementary Schools Child Study Team Secretary
    Email:  MARGCRESPO@paps.net
    Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-229
     
    Ms. Jytza Guzman, Preschool, Out of District, and Samuel E. Shull School Child Study Team 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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    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. Individualized Educaiton Program (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

    • Preschool Disabled
    • In-class Resource
    • Pull-out Resource
    • Learning and Language Disabilities 
    • Autism
    • Emotional Regulation Impairment

    VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS