Department of Special ServicesMISSION STATEMENTThe district’s comprehensive programs provide students, who have special needs, a full range of personnel, program and placement options including access to the general curriculum. The program options offer each student the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential in the least restrictive environment.Upcoming Events and activities:Parent Advocacy Group Meeting: June 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the East Hanover Township Board of Education Conference room. Please contact Alexis Piombino if you would like to become a member of this group. 973-887-2112 ext. 127Parent Presentation: Avoiding the Summer Slide, June 13, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. in the East Hanover Township Board of Education Conference room. Please join Lisa Mangione, Geraldine Gubitosa, and Michael Hanly as they identify ways to help parents engage their child, academically and socially, during the summer months.View the presentation here.Resources:“New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows NJ residents with access and functional needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning. :Special Needs Registry-click hereNew Jersey Young Athletes Program: http://www.sonj.org/young-athletes.htmlNew Jersey Parent Link: The Early Childhood, Parents and Professional Resource Center: http://www.nj.gov/njparentlink/how/promotion.htmlPlease visit The National Disability Institute website for information on how to build a better economic future for people with disabilities and their families. Ongoing webinars are available. http://realeconomicimpact.org/events/NJ DOE offers a narrated webinar explaining PARCC accommodations and modifications. http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/resources/PARCCAccomm.shtmlDirector of Special Services: Mrs. Alexis Piombino
Secretary, to the Director: Patricia ChambersOffices are located in the Board of Education Building:20 School Avenue, East Hanover, NJ. 07936Contact#: 973-887-2112 x 127fax #: 973-887-8478
NJ 6A:141.2(b)18 of the New Jersey Administrative Code requires that the East Hanover Township Schools adopt a policy concerning the acceptance of electronic mail requests from parents/guardians regarding referral, identification, evaluation, classification, and the provision of a free, appropriate public education. Given that electronic mail does not guarantee authenticity of a submission from the legal guardian of a student, the Department of Special Services will continue to only accept requests with the original signature of a parent/guardian. Requests must continue to include the name of the student and parent/guardian, a mailing address, and telephone number and can be submitted to the Director of Special Services, 20 School Avenue, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936.