Education

  • Feb 06, 2022

Learning Resource Centers: provide research reports, educational guides, training, and
workshops for parents and educators of students with disabilities. For information, visit
www.state.nj.us/education/lrc. Following is a list of LRCs:

  • Learning Resource Center-Northern Region
    7 Glenwood Avenue Suite 201
    East Orange, NJ 07017
    (973) 414-4491
    Serving: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties
  • Learning Resource Center-Central Region
    200 Riverview Plaza, 1st Floor
    PO Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    (609) 376-3955
    Serving: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties
  • Learning Resource Center-Southern Region
    Rowan University
    James Hall 1140
    1 Memorial Circle
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
    (856) 256-4704
    Serving: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties

New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS): Children develop at different paces, but there are developmental milestones that children should reach by certain times during the first three years of their lives. EIS can conduct an evaluation if your child is not meeting those developmental milestones. The cost of Early Intervention services for a child is determined by their family income. Families may receive Early Intervention Services at no cost depending on their household income. For more information, call 1-888-653-4463 or visit www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eis/.

New Jersey Specialized Child Study Team (NJSCST): Provides evaluation services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Visit: www.nj.gov/education/specialed/deaf/resources/.

Office of The Special Education Ombudsman: Offers valuable resources and information to support parents, students and educators regarding special education rights and services. For information: Telephone: (609) 376-9060; Email: specedombudsman@doe.nj.gov,
www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/ombudsman/.

Parental Rights In Special Education Guide (PRISE): Pamphlet describing state and federal laws on special education to help parents understand their rights in the special education
process. It is available at: www.nj.gov/education/specialed/form/prise/.

Information and Referral (I & R) Specialists (NJ DDS): Nationally Certified Information and Referral Specialists (I & R Specialists) are available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, to provide information and to assist with navigating State and County Services available to individuals with disabilities. Contact an I & R Specialist: 1-888-285-3036, Office Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey: LDANJ provides information, support, and advocacy for children and adults with learning disabilities. For information: (732) 645-2738,
www.ldanj.org.

Regional Collaboratives: The Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives (REICs) are independent, non-profit corporations established to provide a community-based, culturally competent, and consumer-driven early intervention system. The collaboratives are responsible for child find, public awareness, initial referral, service coordination, training and technical assistance and family support. Following is a list of the REICs:

  • Family Link Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
    2333 Morris Avenue, Suite A204
    Union, NJ 07083
    (908) 964-5303
    www.familylinkreic.org
    Serving Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties
  • Helpful Hands Northeast Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
    65 Willowbrook Blvd, Suite 405
    Wayne, NJ 07470
    (973) 256-8484
    www.nreic.com
    Serving Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties
  • Central Jersey Family Health Consortium Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
    30 Silverline Dr., 2nd Floor, Suite 1
    North Brunswick, NJ 08902
    (732) 937-5437
    www.cjfhc.org
    Serving Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset
    Counties
  • Southern New Jersey Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (SNJREIC)
    1044 South Route 73, Suite A
    Berlin, NJ 08009
    (856) 768-6747
    www.snjreic.org
    Serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
    Gloucester, and Salem Counties

NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center: Provides no-cost, home-delivered services, on behalf of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled to children, teens and adults in New Jersey who have difficulty reading standard print or trouble holding a book. For more information, call toll-free at 800-792-8322 or visit www.njstatelib.org/talking-book-braille-center/

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disability: Provides training and technical assistance to students and the community. The Center also conducts research and gives out information and educational materials. The Center is located at The Rutgers University Foundation, 335 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, telephone: (732) 235-9300 For more information about the Boggs Center visit: https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/

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