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Special Education

Special Education

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:

http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/form/prise/prise.pdf

Spanish version:

http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/form/prise/prise_s.pdf

 

N.J.A.C. 6A: 14 SPECIAL EDUCATION CODE:

http://www.state.nj.us/education/code/current/title6a/chap14.pdf

 

Parent Resources:

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/

Teacher Resources:

Writing Strategies for Students with ADHD

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/writing-strategies-students-with-adhd-tracy-collins

 

Child Study Team Members:

Alexis Kaliades, School Social Worker, (201) 200- 2505, akaliades@njcu.edu

Dr. James Lennon, School Psychologist, (201) 200-2583, jlennon@njcu.edu

Pascale Nelson, Speech and Language Therapist, (201) 200-3200

Marc Seidenstein, Learning Disability Teacher’s Consultant, (201) 200-2583, mseidenstein@njcu.edu

Keisha Terry, School Social Worker, (201) 200-2579, kterry@njcu.edu