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Project Child Find

Project Child Find is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youths 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.

New Jersey’s Early Intervention System provides services for infants and toddlers (from birth to the child’s third birthday) that 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.

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.


How to make a referral:  Early Intervention System

Information on Transition at age three:

NJ Department of Education – Special Education: