• Project Child  
    Project CHILD FIND is a referral and awareness service of the New Jersey State Department  of Education to help identify unserved children, birth to 21 years of age.
    All calls received will be kept confidential
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    Verona Public School District
    Department of Special Services
    973-571-2029 ext.7512
    All calls received wil be kept confidential
    When a family is concerned that a child may be developmentally or educationally delayed, the first thing they want is more information.  Professionals who work with the child and family may also need information - important information that can help ensure that services are in place to meet the child's educational needs.
    The New Jersey State Department of Education, has established Project CHILD FIND, a free public awareness and referral service, to assist families, professionals and interested individuals by identifying available early intervention, preschool handicapped and special education programs and services throughout New Jersey.
    Project CHILD FIND provides information on resources which may include state, local and community programs offering child and family support, educational programs, social services, health and other specialized services.  Assisting families and professionals in finding appropriate resources and special services for children is the primary goal to Project CHILD FIND.
    Project CHILD FIND is an effective resource when you need special education information quickly, effortlessly, and without cost.
    In New Jersey, each public school district must provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE), to eligible pupils 3 through 21 years of age.  Individuals and/or families who know of a child within this age range with a suspected or known disability, should:
    1. Call the public school district where the child resides or the county supervisor of child study to find out the appropriate contact person in the district.
    2. Send a written request for an evaluation to the appropriate contact person.  Include the parent's or legal guardian's name, and address as well as the child's name, age, address and suspected or known disability. 
    After receiving your written request, the district has 30 days to make a determination and provide you as the parent(s), as to whether the child study team will conduct an evaluation.
    Project CHILD FIND encourages families, professionals and interested individuals to call if they need help identifying their concerns or wish to locate additional and /or necessary resources within their communities.
    Atlantic County (609) 625-0004 Ext. 44
    Bergen County (210) 599-6256
    Burlington County (609)265-5060
    Camden County (609)756-5700
    Cape May County (609)465 7911 Ext. 1282
    Cumberland County (609) 451-0211
    Essex County (210) 857-5700
    Gloucester County (609) 468-6500
    Hudson County (210) 319-3850
    Hunterdon County (908) 788-1414
    Mercer County (609) 588-5873
    Middlesex County (908) 431-7812
    Morris County (201) 285-8320
    Ocean County (908) 929-2078
    Passaic County (201)304-6020
    Salem County (6090 769-2700
    Somerset County (908) 231-7171
    Sussex County (201) 579-6996
    Union County (908) 654-9860
    Warren County (908) 475-6326