Referral, Evaluation and Eligibility for Special Education

  • Referral, Evaluation and Eligiblity for Special Education  

    All Burlington County school districts offer varied educational programs and services for students ages 3-21.  Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children who are experiencing significant difficulties.

    Child Study Team services are available to children age 3-21.  Children experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive and/or social difficulties may be eligible for special education and related services.  Parents should contact the Child Study Team office for further information at (609) 267-9172 ext. 127.  Babies from birth to 3 who are thought to have a developmental delay may receive assistance from the Early Intervention Program.  To access this service, parents should contact the Service Coordinator for Early Intervention at 1-888-653-4463.

    When a child is referred for a Child Study Team evaluation, if the decision is made to undertake a full Child Study Team evaluation, the child's social, emotional and academic status may be assessed.  Medical or other specialized evaluations may be included in the assessment at no cost to the parent. 

    If a child is determined to be eligible for special education and related services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed, which includes the educational goals and objectives for the school year, as well as modifications and supports they will receive as part of their program.

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