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Child Find

Child Find


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Project Child Find is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age. In addition, Project Child Find develops and distributes information to the public about early intervention services and special education programs throughout New Jersey.

Infants and Toddlers (Birth to Three)

If you are concerned that your infant or toddler is developing or learning differently, you can contact an Early Intervention Service Coordinator. The Early Intervention Service Coordinator in Sussex County can be reached at 888-653-4463. When you call, a Service Coordinator will provide you with information regarding services and other resources that may be available for you and your family. The Early Intervention Service Coordinator may arrange for your child to have a developmental evaluation at no cost to you. The evaluation will determine if your child is eligible for early intervention services, which can help to meet your child’s developmental needs.,at%20888%2D653%2D4463.

Early Intervention Services are provided to children:

  • Within the family’s routine
  • Within their natural environment (home and community)
  • In settings where children without disabilities participate
  • With active participation of families

Preschool Children and Students (Three through Twenty-One)

If you are concerned about your preschool child or student’s development, you can call the Andover School District (973-315-5255 ext 305 (Office of Special Services) or County Supervisor of Child Study Teams to find the appropriate person in the district to contact.  You can reach the Sussex County Child Study Team Supervisor at 973-579-6996.  The county supervisor will refer you to your district’s Special Education Department, where they will assist you with any questions you may have.

If you would like an evaluation to determine eligibility for Special Education and Related Services, a written request must be made to the Andover School District, Supervisor of Special Services. Please include the following information: your child’s name, age, current school and suspected or known disability.  You must also include your name, address, contact information (including phone #) and a signature must appear on your request.  After receiving your written request, the Child Study Team will have twenty days to meet with you.  At that time, you and the Child Study Team will meet to discuss your concerns, and determine if evaluations are warranted. Assessments, professional guidance and specialized programs, if needed, are available at no cost to parents.

 “To the maximum extent, appropriate preschoolers and students with disabilities receive their education with their non-disabled peers.”