CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information

Cornucopia of Disability Information

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees
school-age children with developmental disabilities the right to a
free, appropriate education delivered in the least restrictive
environment possible. The New Jersey Department of Education
administers state and Federally funded aid programs affecting more
than 1.3 million public and private elementary and secondary school
children, and is responsible for ensuring that local schools comply
with state and Federal laws and regulations. The Department's Office
of Special Education is responsible for overseeing the provision of
special education and/or related services.

Office of Special Education
CN 500, 225 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
(609)292-0147

Child Study Teams

A child study team consists of a school psychologist, a
learning disability teacher-consultant and a school social worker. For
children age 3 to 5, the child study team includes a speech
correctionist or speech-language specialist. The child study team,
with consent of the child's parents, evaluates the child and detemines
his or her eligibility for special education services.
Upon completion of the evaluation and prior to placement in
special education, an Individualized Education Program, with stated
goals and objectives, is written with the participation of the
parents. According to New Jersey Administrative Code, a full continuum
of alternative placements shall be available to meet the needs of
school-age children with educational disabilities. Program options
include: instruction in a regular class with all necessary and
appropriate supports, including but not limited to curricular or
instructional modifications, supplementary instruction,
speech-language services, resource center programs, assistive
technology; specialized instruction, teacher aids and related
services; a special class in the child's local school district; a
special education program in another local school district or county
special services school district; programs in hospitals or other
medical institutions; an approved private school; a program operated
by another department of state government; vocational rehabilation
facilities; or individual instruction at home.

County Superintendents of Schools
County Supervisors of Child Study

Atlantic County

Martin Ney, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Atlantic County Office
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-0004

Mr. Jefferey F. Reuter, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Atlantic County Office
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-0004

Bergen County

Dr. Anthony C. Scalzo, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Bergen County Office
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07625
(201) 599-6256

Mr. Angelo Izzo, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Bergen County Office
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07625
(201) 599-6256

Burlington County

Mr. Arthur E. Merz, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Burlington County Office
3 Union Street, Mounty Holly, NJ 08060-1824
(609) 265-5060

Mr. Jeffrey F. Reuter, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Burlington County Office
3 Union Street, Mounty Holly, NJ 08060-1824
(609) 265-5060

Camden County

Dr. John Sherry, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Camden County Office
6981 North Park Drive, Suite 513, West Building
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
(609) 756-5700

Dr. George Shellem, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Camden County Office
6981 North Park Drive, Suite 513, West Building
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
(609) 756-5700

Cape May County

Dr. Patricia Norton, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Cape May County Office
4 Moore Road, DN 701
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1283

Mr. John Misieczko, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Cape May County Office
4 Moore Road, DN 701
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1282

Cumberland County

Mr. Glenn E. Earl, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Cumberland County Office
19 Landis Avenue, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(609) 451-0211

Mr. John J. Misieczko, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Cumberland County Office
19 Landis Avenue, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(609) 453-0422

Essex County

Mr. Peter E. Carter, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Essex County Office
155 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1398
(201) 857-5700

Ms. Judith Albornoz, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Essex County Office
155 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1398
(201) 857-5700

Gloucester County

Dr. Peter B. Contini, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Gloucester County Office
RR 4, Box 184-D, Tanyard and Salina Roads
Sewell, NJ 08080
(609) 468-6500

Mrs. Ellen F. Herdegen, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Gloucester County Office
RR 4, Box 184-D, Tanyard and Salina Roads
Sewell, NJ 08080
(609) 468-6500

Hudson County

Mr. Louis C. Acocella, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Hudson County Office
595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 915-1250

Ms. Judith Albomoz, education specialist
Department of Education, Hudson County Office
595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 915-1250

Hunterdon County

Dr. Robert J. Sopko, county superintendent
Department of Education, Hunterdon County Office
County Administration Building, Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1461

Ms. Anne Oliveri, county supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Hunterdon County Office
County Administration Building, Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1414

Mercer County

Ms. Barbara Anderson, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Mercer County Office
2238 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 588-5880 or 5883

Dr. Charles J. Murray, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Mercer County Office
2238 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 588-5873 or 5874

Middlesex County

Dr. Mary Jean Guidette, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Middlesex County Office
200 Old Matawan Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(908) 390-6000

Dr. Charles J. Murray, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Middlesex County Office Passaic County
200 Old Matawan Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(908) 390-6000

Monmouth County

Mr. Michael Maddaluna, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Monmouth County Office
3435 Highway 9, PO Box 1264
Freehold, NJ 07728-1264
(908) 431-7823

Mrs. Lucille Stellatella, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Monmouth County Office
3435 Highway 9, PO Box 1264
Freehold, NJ 07728-1264
(908) 431-7823

Morris County

Dr. Sharon I. R. Clover, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Morris County Office
Court House, Morristown, NJ 07960
(201) 285-8320

Ms. Alvena Kieburtz, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Morris County Office
Court House, Morristown, NJ 07960
(201) 285-8320

Ocean County

Dr. John C. Woodbury, acting superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Ocean County Office
212 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
(908) 929-2078

Ms. Lucille Stellatella, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Ocean County Office
212 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
(908) 929-2078

Ms. Maria Nuccetelli, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Passaic County Office
810 Belmont Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508
(201) 304-6020

Ms. Marian Osborne, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Passaic County Office
810 Belmont Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508
(201) 304-6020

Salem County

Ms. Willetta Mulhorn, Ed.D., superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Salem County Office
Lakeview Offices, RD #2, Box 344
Woodstown, NJ 08098
(609) 769-2700

Mrs. Ellen Herdegen, educational specialist
Department of Education, Salem County Office
Lakeview Offices, RD #2, Box 344
Woodstown, NJ 08098
(609) 769-2700

Somerset County

Dr. James H. Mundy, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Somerset County Office
County Administration Building, PO Box 3000
(908) 231-7171

Ms. AnneMarie Oliveri, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Somerset County Office
County Administration Building, PO Box 3000
(908) 231-7171

Sussex County

Dr. Bernard Andrews, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Sussex County Office
18 Church Street, Newton, NJ 07860
(201) 579-6996

Dr. MaryLou Varley, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Sussex County Office
18 Church Street, Newton, NJ 07860
(201) 579-6996

Union County

Dr. Leonard D. Fitts, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Union County Office
300 North Avenue, East, Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 654-9860

Ms. Theodora Sanchez, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Union County Office
300 North Avenue, East, Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 654-9860

Warren County

Mr. John C. Ericson, superintendent of schools
Department of Education, Warren County Office
413 Second Street, Velvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6326

Dr. MaryLou H. Varley, supervisor of child study
Department of Education, Warren County Office
413 Second Street, Velvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6327

Head Start

Project Head Start is a national program for preschool-age
children of low-income families. Head Start provides a program of
comprehensive developmental services based on the needs of the
individual child, the child's family and community. Head Start serves
children with disabilities in a mainstream environment. At least 10
percent of the enrollment in Head Start is made available to children
with disabilities.

Local Head Start Programs

Atlantic Human Resources, Inc.
10 South Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-4166

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation
555 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 437-7222

Test City Head Start
240 North Pearl Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(609) 453-0803

Burlington County Community Action Program
718 Route 130 South, Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-5800

Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity
538 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103
(609) 541-2028

Morris County Community Action Program
37 Myrtle Avenue, Dover, NJ 07801
(201) 989-9052

East Orange Child Development Corporation
42 Chestnut Street, East Orange, NJ 07019
(201) 266-5386

Bergen County Community Action Program
c/o St. Cecilia High School, 65 West Demarest Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-9276

Montclair Child Development Center, Inc., 272
Baldwin Street, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
(201) 748-5901

Hackensack Day Care Center, Inc.
291 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-2936

Hoboken Organization Against Poverty
916 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 792-3552

Jersey City Child Development Centers, Inc.
514 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 656-1500

Lakewood Economic Action Program, Inc.
30 Eighth Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
(908) 364-4333

Inter-Community Coordinating Council, Inc.
30 Ridge Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753
(908) 988-7736

Friendly Fuld Neighborhood Center
77 Seventeenth Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
(201) 642-3143

Leaguers, Inc., 1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 643-0357

Newark Pre-School Council, Inc.
10 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 621-5760

North Hudson Community Action, Inc.
7611 Broadway, North Bergen, NJ 07047
(201) 869-3931

Middlesex Economic Opporlunity Corporation
841 Georges Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
(908) 249-4400

Department of Human Resources, 68-72 Third Street,
Passaic, NJ 07055
(201) 365-5780

Concerned Parents for Head Start
90 Martin Street, Paterson, NJ 07501
(201) 942-1626

Northwest New Jersey Community Action Program
350 Marshall Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 454-7000

Second Street Youth Center Foundation
935 South Second Street, Plainfield, NJ 07063
(908) 561-0161

Somerset Community Action Program
429 Lewis Street, PO Box 119, Somerset, NJ 08873
(908) 846-8888

Ocean Community Economic Action Now, Inc.
40 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08754
(908) 244-5333

Mercer County Head Start, Inc.
2238 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 588-5894

United Progress, Inc.
150 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618
(609) 392-3131

Union Public Schools
2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
(908) 688-1200

Union Township Community Action Organization
2410 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ 07088
(908) 686-6150

Center for Family Resources, Inc.
547 Ridgewood Avenue, Wanaque, NJ 07465
(201) 8394748

Learning Resource Centers

Learning Resource Centers are funded through the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act, Part B Funds. The centers provide
research reports, curriculum guides, books, videos and audio tapes, as
well as training and in-service workshops, for parents and educators
of students with disabilities.

Learning Resource Centers

LRC - North
24() South Harrison Street,6th Floor, East Orange, NJ 07018
(201) 414-4491 Fax (201) 414-4496

LRC - North Satellite
322 American Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
(201 631-6345 Fax (201) 631-6350

LRC - Central
Old Bridge Center, 1405 Route 18, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(908) 679-8252 Fax (908) 679-9599

LRC - South
606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080
(609) 582-7000 Fax (609) 582-4323