Special Education Eligibility Process100 Everitts Road
Ringoes, New Jersey 08551
Tel: (908) 284-7680 Fax: (908) 284-7685
Parent(s) (and adult student, when applicable) are provided with written notice of a meeting to determine student eligibility for special education and related services and, if eligible, develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP). A copy of the Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE) document should accompany the notice.
The participants of the eligibility meeting include:
A teacher who is knowledgeable about the student's educational performance or district's programs;
The student where appropriate;
At least one child study team member who participated in the evaluation;
The case manager;
Other appropriate individuals at the discretion of the parent or school district;
For an initial eligibility meeting, certified school personnel referring the student as potentially disabled, or the school principal or designee if they choose to participate.
Determination of Eligibility
A student is considered eligible for special education if:
- The student has one or more disabilities as defined in 6A:14-3.5(c) 1-13
The disability adversely affects educational performance and
The student needs special education and related services