School team identifies special education needs
Project CHILD FIND is a program established by the New Jersey Department of Education to assist in the identification of un-served/underserved youth with a delay or disability from 3 through 21 years of age. The Merchantville School District provides free programs and services for children from age 3 up through 8th grade who demonstrate a disability or developmental delay and require special education and related services. The school district identifies potentially disabled students and in collaboration with parents, makes referrals to the Child Study Team for a comprehensive evaluation. Referrals for special services may also be made by parents/guardians, and/or agencies involved in the welfare of children.
School-aged children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in a private school should contact the Educational Services Commission for an evaluation. If deemed eligible for special education, the child may be eligible to receive services from Merchantville School District.To identify a preschool age child with a potentially disabling condition, contact Merchantville School District’s Child Study Team at 856-663-1091 ext. 525.Additional information can be found at http://www.childfindidea.org/