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    Special Education – Child Find

    Child Find

    “Child find” refers to the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities to ensure they receive services to which they are entitled.  Children and youth, 3 to 21, living in Randolph, who are suspected of having a disability may be referred for a possible evaluation to determine if they are eligible for special education services.

     

    Whom to Contact

    Preschool Children:  If you are aware of a preschooler, from birth through 5 years old, who has or may have a developmental disability, please call 973-361-0808, ext. 8105.

    School Age children and youth: If you have a child already in a Randolph Public School who may be in need of special education services, please discuss your concern with your child’s teacher, school counselor and building principal.  Members of the Child Study Team are available in each building to assist with questions or to “guide you through the process”.

    Transfer students: If your child is transferring into Randolph Township Schools and has received special education from another district, please report this information to the Child Study Team at the building your child will attend.  If your child is transferring to Randolph Public Schools from outside of New Jersey, please be aware that your child will go through an evaluation upon transfer into the new school.  The process will not delay services.

    Students in private schools:  If a student attends a private school and resides in Randolph, he or she may be referred for a possible evaluation and, if eligible, receive special education services at a public school site.  If you suspect a private school student is in need of special education services, please contact your school’s principal who will assist you through this process.

    As a parent of a child who is being considered for or receiving special education benefits, you have certain rights, which are protected by state and federal law.  You can learn about these rights by reading the New Jersey Department of Education’s Parent’s Rights in Special Education booklet.  This booklet is given to parents at the time of permission for initial Child Study Team evaluation and if the student is eligible for special education, once each year.  If you would like to know more about any of the information in this booklet, you may contact your child’s case manager or the Director of Special Services.  This booklet can also be found on the New Jersey Department of Education’s website at http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed

    For more information about NJ Child Find and Early Intervention Services for Special Children read the attached documents and visit the following website:

    http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/childfind/