Links to Helpful Information

The New Jersey Department of Education brochure “Parental Rights in Special Education” and various other information on special education in New Jersey is available online at This brochure is also distributed by the Bedminster Special Services Department to parents when their child is referred for an evaluation.


Other useful web sites:


Learning Disabilities






Council for Exceptional Children


NJ Early Intervention Center


Child Development Institute (Parenting Information)


Readiness for School-Preparing My child for School


Department of Human Services


NJ Department of Health and Senior Services


NJ State Resources



New Jersey Special Education Administrative Code, Title 6A; Chapter 14 explains the laws that govern
special education service delivery in the state of New Jersey.
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Parents Rights in Special Education (PRISE booklet) explains the rights of parents in the special
education process
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 Spanish Version of Parents Rights in Special Education
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New Jersey Department of Education homepage
New Jersey Early Intervention Services is an agency designed to meet the developmental and health
related needs of children birth to age three.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides and funds services for state residents with
developmental disabilities. Some conditions that might be considered a developmental disability
•intellectual disabilities
•cerebral palsy
•Down Syndrome
•spina bifida
•traumatic brain injuries and
•certain neurological impairments
The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides services that enable
individuals with disabilities to find jobs or maintain their existing jobs.

POAC Parents of Autistic Children (POAC), a nonprofit organization, is the educational leader for the
autism community providing more free training than any other organization. Additionally, POAC
provides recreational and support services to children with autism and their families. The costs of such
services are prohibitive for most families. For this reason, POAC is deeply committed to providing all
services at no cost to participants.

Autism NJ Autism New Jersey is a nonprofit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family
and professional education, and consultation. Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and
applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent, autism. Autism New Jersey is
dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize
their growth potential and to enhancing the general public's overall awareness of autism.

New Jersey Family Care provides affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income
parents/guardians for NJ residents that qualify.

Information on the Division of Youth and Family Services Agencyand contact numbers:

Division of Childhood Behavioral Health Services available for children and families: