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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ATTENTION: PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN


In Courtesy and full support of SPAN - Statewide Parent Advocacy Network


"Experience has taught us that, when Child Study Team members are not members of the school community or the community wherein the school lies, there is a lack of awareness of the school’s and community’s culture and expectations that play a direct role in decision making. 

We have also learned that relationships developed between Child Study Team members and other school staff members have a direct impact on the services provided to special needs students. 

Child Study Team members are the bridge uniting families and school personnel. Child Study Team members also provide vital services to our students, e.g.,counseling, academic support, family services, etc. 

These relationships are greatly enhanced when Child Study Team members are full members of the educational community."


A coalition of stakeholders that work with individuals with disabilities have joined voices to address the Education Transformation Task Force Final Report dated September 5, 2012. 

In addition to the attached substantive concerns, this coalition is concerned that a broad range of special education stakeholders were not included on this task force. Those organizations 
represented include:


Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ)
Education Law Center (ELC)
NJ Association of Learning Consultants (NJALC)
NJ Association of School Psychologists (NJASP)
NJ Association of Social Workers (NJASW)
NJ Association of Speech Language Specialists (NJASLS)
NJ Parent Advocates 
New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
NJ Special Education Practitioners
Special Education Clinic at Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
Special Education Leadership Council of NJ
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
The Arc of New Jersey

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