Department of Special Services

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    Welcome to the Department of Special Services

     

    Please see the Parent Resource page for updates, information and resources. 

     

    Congratulations 2020 graduates! A staff member from our Department will be contacting you to inqure about your post-secondary plans. Please see the attached sample letter from the N.J. Department of Education regarding this survey.

     Graduate Survey Letter 

     

    Kindly see the important information regarding our proposed 19-20 virtual Extended School Year (ESY) program.

     ESY Letter to Parents

     

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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
     
     
     
    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. 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