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Special Education Parent Advisory Group

N.J.A.C 6A:14; NJ Special Education Code

P.R.I.S.E (Parental Rights in Special Education)

P.R.I.S.E (Parental Rights in Special Education)- SPANISH

Child Find Information- English

Child Find Information- Spanish flyer

How to Read an IEP

DD/DDD Application

Disability Resources from the Department of Labor

The Family Support Center of New Jersey

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute


Youth Success Network of Ocean County

TRRS's Guardianship Program

Programs Offered

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. Gen Ed preschools are offered at the following schools:  Citta, Silver Bay, Early Learning Center.  Preschool Disabilities Programs are offered in: Cedar Grove, Silver Bay, and 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 programs are located at Silver Bay Elementary and Intermediate East.

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, Walnut Street, Intermediate South, and High School East

Emotional Regulation Impairment Classes (ERI)- 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 ERI programs are held at West Dover and High School 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 various types of MD programs are offered at Beachwood, East Dover, Silver Bay, Walnut, West Dover, Intermediate East, Intermediate South, Intermediate North and High School East.

A program for students that have reached graduation age but still require additional education to achieve their IEP and graduation goals. 

In Action

better hearing and speech month

Better Hearing and Speech Month Begins With Focus on Apraxia

Each May, BHSM provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of speech-language pathologists in providing life-altering treatment. This week the focus is on childhood apraxia of speech.


Autism Awareness Month a Time to Celebrate Differences

April is Autism Awareness month, globally recognized as the time to promote acceptance and celebrate differences.
autism summit

District Leads First Annual County-Wide Autism Summit

More than 50 educators representing 13 districts throughout Ocean County and the region participated in a hands on Autism Summit organized by Toms River Regional Schools.

Office of Special Services

Assistant Superintendent: Mr. Jim Ricotta

Director of Special Services: Mrs. Joy Forrest

Supervisor of Autism and Preschool: Mrs. Anna Kasper

Supervisor of Child Study Team PK-12  Ms. Kelly Umbach

Supervisor of Special Programs K-12: Mrs. Dana Weber 

CST Information And Contact

Kelly McNamara, LDTC,

Maria Ferrara, LDTC,

Dina Delasso, school psychologist,

Kari Lefebvre, social worker,

Yessenia Newcomb, secretary,

Stacey Johnson, school psychologist,

Paula Tamburello, secretary, 

Dru Fonseca, LDTC,

Nicole Formichella, school psychologist.

Rosanne Walsh, secretary,

Paul Fink, LDTC,

Lea Valentino, School Psychologist,

Heather Coppinger, secretary,


Brianna Renna, school psychologist,

Veronica Greenlow, secretary,

Renee Verdon, LDTC.

Christine Malinowski, social worker,

Adrienne Lazzaro, secretary,

Lisa Frazzitta, school social worker,

Heather Coppinger, secretary,

Rick Bevacqua, social worker,

Paula Tamburello, secretary,

Ellen Higgins, LDTC,

Moira Gambarony, social worker,

Heather Coppinger, secretary,

Danielle LaVelle, school psychologist,

Paula Tamburello, secretary,

Dena Kibel, LDTC,

Jamie Cegerenko, social worker,

Veronica Greenlow, secretary,

Lisa Frazzitta, social worker,

Rosanne Walsh, secretary,

Jason Ruch, school psychologist,

Rosanne Walsh, secretary,

Caroline Velasquez, LDTC,

Lauren Fasciani, school psychologist,

Heather Price, social worker,

Adriene Lazzaro, secretary,

Denise LaRocca, LDTC,

Anne Marie Drake, school psychologist,

Heather Montalvo, social worker,

Priscila Caruso, secretary,

Diana Brush, LDTC,

Kevin Huff, school psychologist,

Giovanna Coppola, social worker.

Toni Costanza, secretary,

Andrea Brierley, LDTC,

Bridget Abatemarco, school psychologist,

Robin Lowery, school psychologist,

James Cartnick, social worker,

Heather Montalvo, social worker,

Lisa Varley, secretary,

Sybil Canary, LDTC,

Monique Reed, school psychologist,

Meredith Brooks, social worker,

Stephanie Diaz, secretary,

Andrea Brierley, LDTC,

Marianne Cipolletti, school psychologist,

Eleanor Terrill, social worker,

Gerri Bormida, secretary,

Colleen O'Donnell, BCBA,

Sarah Strazzella, BCBA,

Gina Rios, BCBA,