PROJECT CHILD FIND
Project Child Find is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved / underserved youth ages 3-21 years old who may be disabled due to physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive or social difficulties. The public school system provides services for preschool children between the ages of three and five. Preschoolers who demonstrate delays in the development of motor, communication, social emotional or cognitive skills may be eligible for special education and related services.
Parents who have questions about the eligibility of their child are encouraged to contact the Montgomery Township Department of Special Services by calling Mary Pat Publicover, Interim Director of Special Services, at 609-466-7600 ext. 7231, or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey's Early Intervention System provides services for infants and toddlers (from birth to the child's third birthday) who have developmental delays or disabilities as well as support for the families.
For children 3-21 years of age, the school district provides free appropriate public education (FAPE) for eligible students.
How to make a referral:
If you would like to request an evaluation for special education and related services, send a written request for an evaluation to the Interim Director of Special Services, Mary Pat Publicover. Include your child's name, age, address and suspected or known disability. After receiving your written request, the district's child study team has twenty days to have a meeting with you, the parent(s). At this meeting, you and the team will decide if an evaluation is needed and what the evaluation will include.
Here are a few items to consider as a guide to help you determine if you should seek further assistance:
Child Development Checklist- English
Lista de verificación del desarrollo del niño
How to make a referral: Early Intervention System
Statewide Toll Free Referral Number: 1-888-653-4463
NJ Dept. of Education - Special Education