Parent Information and Resources
New Jersey Department of Education
This is the main site for the State Department of Education for New Jersey
The Parents' Circle - NJ Department of Education
This is the main site for parents; it includes links to other resources and an Information Center.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities serves more than 35,000 people with developmental disabilities. These include disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries and certain neurological impairments.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services(Disability Programs) works in partnership with families, consumers, advocacy groups, service providers and state and municipal officials throughout the state to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are protected and that they and their families have access to quality programs and services that meet their needs. Services include, but are not limited to, the provision of health care for people with special needs, community living, employment-related and day programs, community-based mental health and in-patient care for both children and adults with emotional and behavioral problems, and assistive technological devices for people who are blind or deaf. Services for people with disabilities are accessed through this web site.
DVRS - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
The mission of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is to enable individuals with disabilities to achieve employment outcomes consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, abilities and capabilities.
Autism New Jersey
Our Mission - Autism New Jersey is a non-profit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation to New Jersey's autism community.
Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and applied research that would lead to a lessening of the effects and potential prevention of autism.
Autism New Jersey is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhancing the overall awareness of autism in the general public.
The Federal Resource Center for Special Education (FRC) is a five-year contract between the Academy for Educational Development (AED), its partner, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
The FRC supports a nationwide technical assistance network to respond to the needs of students with disabilities, especially students from under-represented populations. Through its work with the RRCs and the technical assistance networks, the FRC provides a national perspective for establishing technical assistance activities within and across regions by identifying and synthesizing emerging issues and trends.
In addition, the FRC works with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to plan national conferences of education professionals, with the object of communicating OSEP priorities and promoting positive systemic change in special education programs across the nation.
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. In supporting President Bush's No Child Left Behind agenda and the New Freedom Initiative, OSERS provides a wide array of supports to parents and individuals, school districts and states in three main areas: special education, vocational rehabilitation and research.