The Department of Special Services provides quality educational services to students who are educationally disabled and have special needs. Services are provided in the context of the “least restrictive environment” and include a continuum of placement options.
ATTENTION ROSELAND PARENTS
Roseland residents who have a child who is 3 years to 12 years old and suspect that he/she may have a disabling condition or developmental delays, please contact the Roseland Child Study Team Office at 973-226-7644, Ext. 318.
If you or someone you know has a very young child, birth to 3 years, who needs special help, EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS are available throughout New Jersey to help meet each child’s individual needs. For more information call: Essex County Special Child Health Services at 973-621-4816.
If you have a child who is MiddleSchool age or older please call West Essex Regional Schools Department of Special Services at 973-228-1200 x 221.
The Child Study Team
The Child Study Team members of the Roseland School District, in collaboration with school personnel, are responsible for the identification of students with disabilities. The Child Study Team conducts evaluations and provides consultation. The Child Study Team determines whether a student is Eligible for Special Education and Related Services. If a student is eligible for services, an Individualized Education Program is developed in collaboration with parents, teachers and Child Study Team members.
The Department of Special Services includes the following personnel:
Jennifer Zeoli,Supervisor of Special Services
Phone: (973) 226-7644 ext. 315
Phyllis Schoenfeld, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Phone: (973) 226-7644 ext. 320
Dr. Ruth Schuster, Ed.D., M.S.S.A, L.C.S.W (School Social Worker)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Phone: (973) 226-7644 ext. 332
Frank Pane, Behaviorist
Sharon Zeman – Speech/Language Specialist
Jean Fitzgibbons – Speech/Language Specialist
Specialists in other areas may include school administrators, speech and language therapists, occupational or physical therapists, the school nurse and physicians who may provide evaluations or services as appropriate.
Parents who are interested in seeking more information about Child Study Team Services should call Ms. Jennifer Zeoli, Supervisor of Special Services at 973-226-7644, Ext. 318.
Referral to the Child Study Team
Parents/Guardians may submit a written request for a Child Study Team Evaluation to Ms. Jennifer Zeoli or the school Principal. An Identification and Planning Meeting will convene within 20 school calendar days of the date of request. Parents will receive notice of the meeting and a copy of Parental Rights in Special Education.
Referral of a student to the Child Study Team may also be made by administrative, instructional or other professional staff after it is determined that interventions in the general education program have not adequately addressed the educational difficulty and it is believed that the student may be disabled. For more information about interventions click here .
Teacher/staff referral forms are available in the Principal’s Office and Child Study Team Office. Referring personnel will submit the referral form and documentation regarding the nature of the student’s problem to the school Principal. Upon receipt of referral, the Child Study Team will convene an Identification/Planning Meeting within 20 school calendar days. Parents will receive notice of the meeting and a copy of Parental Rights in Special Education.
Links to Resources in Special Education
Please note: PRISE is also available in Spanish, Arabic, Korean, and Portuguese on the NJDOE website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/info/
Parental Rights in Special Education - PRISE 2015
NJAC-1-6a - Special Education Program Due Process Effective 2010
NJ Administrative Code 6A-14 - Effective 9-5-06, Amended 12-6-10, tech changes 8-5-13, tech change updated 2-2-15