Department of Special Services
Welcome to the Department of Special Services
Extended School Year (ESY) letter to parents of students with disabilities eligible as per their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Kindly use the Google Form to confirm your child's attendance.
Please join our next Special Education Parent Advisory Group meeting on May 4 at 6:30. A representative from the Division of Developmental Disabilities will be providing a session on "Navigating the DDD Service System." This meeting will be held virtually and a Spanish translator will be present. meet.google.com/kwi-sstv-ujq
Please review our Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) flyer for general information about the group.
If you are unable to join us during a group meeting, please use the link to the "comment box" Google Form if you would like to leave feedback.
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.
Be sure to "like" the Department of Special Services, Perth Amboy Schools on Facebook for additional information and resources.Dr. Jessica Neu, BCBA-D, Director of Special ServicesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (732) 376-6200
Ms. Marcia Stillo, Supervisor of Special Services, Preschool - Grade 4
Phone: (732) 376-6200Vacancy, Supervisor of Special Services, Grade 5-12
Phone: (732) 376-6200Ms. Kelly A. Madonia, Secretary to the Director and Supervisors of Special Services
Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-222Ms. Irma Rock, William c. McGinnis and Perth Amboy High Schools Child Study Team Secretary
Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-225Ms. Margaret Crespo, Elementary Schools Child Study Team Secretary
Phone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-229Ms. Jytza Guzman, Preschool, Out of District, and Samuel E. Shull School Child Study Team SecretaryEmail: JytzGuzman@paps.netPhone: (732) 376-6200 ext. 30-224178 Barracks St.Room 204
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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.
- 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.
- A case manager is assigned and an identification meeting is scheduled within 20 calendar days (excluding holidays).
- Identification Meeting: Participants include parent/guardian, school psychologist, social worker, LDT-C, and at least one of the student’s general education teachers. A decision is made as to whether a CST evaluation is necessary.
- No Evaluation or Evaluation: If an evaluation is deemed appropriate, an evaluation plan is written describing the required evaluations and parental consent is obtained. Our department offers onsite psychiatric and neurological evaluations as a part of this process, as needed.
- 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.
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting: Once a student has been found eligible for special education and related services or speech and language services, 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's consent or within 15 days of the eligibility meeting.
- Preschool Disabled
- Collaborative Consultation, Preschool-Grade 4
- In-class Resource, Preschool-Grade 12
- Pull-out Resource, Grades 5-12
- Learning and Language Disabilities (self-contained), Preschool-Grade 12
- Autism (self-contained), Kindergarten-Grade 8
- Emotional Regulation Impairment (self-contained), Grades 2-4 and 10-12, in partnership with Rutgers UBHC
Additionally, our district partners with Rutgers UBHC to provide onsite clinical counseling and psychiatric services for students who are referred to by district staff and parents. These services are offered to students with and without disabilities in kindergarten through grade 12.