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Child Find of Morris County, New Jersey
All Morris County School Districts offer educational programs and services for students ages 3 to 21 who are in need of special education services. Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children who are experiencing significant difficulties to their local school district.
Beginning at age 3, children experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive, or social difficulties may be eligible for special education and related services. Parents should contact their local district’s Child Study Team office for further information if they have concerns about their child’s development. Children from birth to age 3, who are thought to have a developmental delay, may receive assistance from the Early Intervention Program. To access this service, parents should contact Early Intervention at 1-888-653-4463 or Project Child Find at 1-800-322-8174.
If parents are concerned about their school-age child’s progress, they should discuss such issues with their child’s teacher, guidance counselor or principal. Parents have the option of making a referral to the school’s Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Committee or to the Child Study Team (CST). The I&RS offers intervention procedures that are provided within the general education school program. At times, however, more extensive interventions than can be provided in the general education setting are necessary to assist the student. If a child is determined to be eligible for special education and related services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed, which includes a rationale for the student’s educational placement and the basis for the program implementation.
The following is a listing of Morris County CST offices and phone numbers. For further assistance, contact your local district.
Boonton Town 973-316-9230 Boonton Township 973-334-4162 x 370
Butler Borough 973-492-2025 Chathams, School District 973-457-2502
Chester Public Schools 908-879-6004 x 3001 Denville Township 973-983-6549
Dover Town 973-989-2070 East Hanover Township 973-887-2112, x 127
Florham Park Borough 973-822-3888, x 4006 Hanover Park Regional 973-887-6308
Hanover Township 973-515-2443 Harding Township 973-267-6398, x 112
Jefferson Township 973-697-3535, x 3 Kinnelon Borough 973-838-1418, x 112
Lincoln Park 973-696-9150 Long Hill Township 908-647-1202, x 2228
Madison Borough 973-593-3153, x 7003 Mendham Township 973-543-7107, x 224
Mine Hill Township 973-366-0590 Montville Township 973-331-7100, x 2225
Morris County Office of Educ. 973-285-8332 Morris Hills Regional 973-664-2324
Morris Plains Borough 973-538-1650, x 127 Morris School District 973-292-2300, x 2040
Mount Arlington Borough 973-398-4400, x 315 Mt. Olive Township 973-691-4008, x 8401
Mountain Lakes Borough 973-334-2587 Netcong Borough 973-347-4624
Parsippany-Troy Hills Township 973-263-7200, x 7215 Pequannock Township 973-616-6030
Randolph Township 973-361-0808, x 8104 Riverdale Borough 973-839-1300, x 7
Rockaway Borough 973-625-8605, x 103 Rockaway Township 973-627-8200, x 203
Roxbury Township 973-584-4232 Unity Charter 973-292-1808 x 15
Washington Township 908-876-9211 West Morris Regional 908-879-6404 x 1477
Wharton Borough 973-361-3010