Project Child Find

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

Parents who have questions about the eligibility of their child are encouraged to contact the Lakehurst Elementary School Department of Special Services by calling Sharon Cruser, Secretary to the Supervisor of Special Services at 732-657-9510 ext. 15.

The NJ Early Intervention System provides services for infants and toddlers (from birth to the child’s third birthday) who 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.

How to make a referral:

If you would like to request an evaluation for special education and related services, send a written request to:

Supervisor of Special Services
Lakehurst Elementary School
301 Union Ave,
Lakehurst, NJ 08733 
 
Please be sure to include your child’s name, date of birth, address, phone number and suspected or known disability.

After receiving your written request, the Lakehurst School District Child Study Team will hold a meeting with you. At this meeting, you and the team will decide if an evaluation is warranted and what the evaluation will include.

For more information:

http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/childfind/fact_sheet.pdf
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