The Special Education Program allows students with disabilities to receive specially designed instruction tailored to meet their individual needs and potential. It allows students the opportunity to be active learners at a comfortable pace in a supported and resourceful environment. UACHS has an active Child Study Team consisting of a School Psychologist, two School Social Workers, and a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant. UACHS offers students who are eligible for special education and related services the program options of teacher consultation services, in-class support services, and resource room pullout support or replacement services.
The program seeks to help remediate academic, social, and emotional deficits, while empowering students with disabilities to have productive educational experiences and successful lives.
The process of being evaluated for eligibility for Special Education and Related Services is initiated by referral. Referrals for Special Education and Related Services can be made by a student (student referring himself or herself), a Parent or Legal Guardian, or school staff. If a student, Parent or Legal Guardian, or school staff would like to make a referral to the Special Education Program, the request must be made in writing to Ms. Keisha Terry, Special Education Coordinator.
Parental Rights In Special Education:
N.J.A.C. 6A: 14 SPECIAL EDUCATION CODE:
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Child Study Team Members:
Alexis Kaliades, School Social Worker, (201) 200- 2505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. James Lennon, School Psychologist, (201) 200-2583, email@example.com
Pascale Nelson, Speech and Language Therapist, (201) 200-3200
Marc Seidenstein, Learning Disability Teacher’s Consultant, (201) 200-2583, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keisha Terry, School Social Worker, (201) 200-2579, email@example.com