It is important for parents to know their rights related to ensuring their child receives an appropriate education. Please refer to PRISE (Parental Rights in Special Education) for additional information online.
The Official Website for the state of New Jersey is where parents/caregivers can go to find more state specific information on education.
The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth. SPAN is a “first stop” for New Jersey families. SPAN is New Jersey’s Parent Training and Information Center; Family to Family Health Information Center; Family Voices State Affiliate Organization; Parent to Parent USA affiliate; and a chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
Family Support Center of NJ (FSCNJ) offers various resources as a service to families seeking information and referral.
NJ Parent Link is a State of NJ page that offers a list of links for State, Federal and community resources.
The ARC of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization advocating for and serving citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. There are different offices in each county (i.e. Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, etc.).