A network of parents of children with special needs sharing information and promoting communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance and inclusion.
The revised Parental Rights in Special Education pamphlet (Revised 8-2016)
The Parental Rights in Special Education pamphlet in Spanish.
Resources from the US Department of Labor for persons with disabilities.
FSCNJ is a clearinghouse of up to date information on national, state, and local family support programs, services, and disabilities.
The Arc of NJ Family Institute is a resource for families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to help families find tools and resources they need to navigate the system of care.
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-4.2(a) Students with disabilities shall be educated in the least restrictive environment. 1. To the maximum extent appropriate, a student with a disability is educated with children who are not disabled;
Providing Young adults with wraparound support, access to educational programs, work readiness training, and paid internships.
An August 2015 Report
An overview of our streamlined process
A general education program that offers supplemental support to a student that requires prompting, redirecting, organization support, and/or reinforcement of personal, social, academic and behavioral goals.
In-Class Resource (ICR)- A general education program that offers specialized instruction with a general education and special education teacher. The student shall be provided modification to the instructional strategies or testing procedures or other specialized instruction to access the general education curriculum in accordance with the students IEP. ICR is offered in various classes in each building throughout the District.
Preschool Disabled (PSD)- A program for students that have been found eligible as a "preschool child with a disability". Students would be between the ages of 3-5 and experience at 33% delay in one of the 5 required areas, or a 25% delay in two or more of the required areas. PSD is offered in Beachwood and Silver Bay, as well as the Early Learning Center.
Pull out Replacement Resource (POR)- A special education pull out class providing small group instruction to students with disabilities and run by a special education teacher. POR classes are offered at various levels in each school across the District.
Learning and Language Disabilities (LLD)- A special class program, taught by a special education teacher, that is organized around the learning disabilities and/or language disabilities. LLD classes are offered at the elementary and intermediate levels.
Auditory Impairment (AI)- A program for students that are deaf or hard of hearing and require a special class program. Our AI program is located at Silver Bay.
Autism- A special class program for students with an autism diagnosis. A wide spectrum of classes is offered that fall under the "Autism" umbrella . Programs are available at Beachwood, Cedar Grove, East Dover, Hooper Ave, and Walnut Street.
Behavioral Disabilities (BD)- A special class program, run by a special education teacher, that focuses on students that exhibit behavioral needs and require specialized instruction to address those needs. Our BD programs are held at North Dover, Intermediate South, and Intermediate East.
Intellectually Disabled (ID, formerly CI)- A special class program, run by a special education teacher, for students with cognitive disabilities. Our ID classes are offered at North Dover, Intermediate South, and High School North.
Multiply Disabled (MD)- A special class program run by a special education teacher. These programs are based on the needs of the students with more than one disabling condition. Our MD programs are offered at East Dover, Intermediate South, and High School North.
A program for students that have reached graduation age but still require additional education to achieve their IEP and graduation goals.
MISSION: To provide specialized and individualized education to all students in the least restrictive environment.
Assistant Superintendent: Mr. Jim Ricotta JRicotta@trschools.com
Director of Special Services: Mrs. Joy Forrest JForrest@trschools.com
Supervisor of Autism and Preschool: Mrs. Anna Kasper AKasper@trschools.com
Supervisor of Elementary: Dr. Helen Rupp HRupp@trschools.com
Supervisor of Intermediate: Ms. Kelly Umbach KUmbach@trschools.com
Supervisor of High School: Mrs. Heather Mills HMills@trschools.com
Kathy Nice, school psychologist
Lisa Frazzitta, social worker
Kelly McNamara, LDTC
Carol Tompkins, secretary
Dina DeLasso, school psychologist
Beatrice Nyantakyi, school psychologist
Moira Gambarony, social worker
Paul Fink, LDTC
Ellen Higgins, LDTC
Heather Coppinger, secretary
Jason Ruch, school psychologist
Jamie Cegerenko, social worker
Dena Kibel, LDTC
Kathleen Carne, LDTC
Rosanne Walsh, secretary
Danielle LaVelle, school psychologist
Rick Bevacqua, social worker
Jodie Zettel, LDTC
Bernadette Cittadino, secretary
Nicole Formichella, school psychologist
Kelly Kuchie, school psychologist
Christine Malinowski, social worker
Lisa Frazzitta, social worker
Renee Verdon, LDTC
Dana Weber, LDTC
Veronica Greenlow, secretary
Lauren Fasciani, school psychologist
Brett Yavener, social worker
Caroline Velasquez, LDTC
Adriene Lazzaro, secretary
Anne Marie Drake, school psychologist
Sarah Franka, social worker
Denise LaRocca, LDTC
Priscila Caruso, secretary
Kevin Huff, school psychologist
Kari Lefebvre, social worker
Diana Brush, LDTC
Toni Costanza, secretary
Robin Lowery, school psychologist
James Cartnick, social worker
Dru Fonseca, LDTC
Colleen O’Donnell, BCBA
Lisa Varley, secretary
Monique Reed, school psychologist
Meredith Brooks, social worker
Sybil Canary, LDTC
Stephanie Diaz, secretary
Marianna Cipolletti, school psychologist
Eleanor Terrill, social worker
Bridget Abatemarco, school psychologist
Yesenia Newcomb, secretary