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Project Child Find

Child Find Notice

The Dunellen School District recognizes the importance of providing services to children with special needs through its Project Child Find efforts. An evaluation for children and adult students ages 3 to 21 can be provided to those who appear to have problems in communication, motor, social-emotional, or learning areas. The evaluation is available to preschoolers; to highly mobile students with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless students; and to students who may be disabled even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Children found to be eligible for special education and related services are entitled to free and appropriate special education programming and related services. Information is provided to parents of children from birth through 3 years of age regarding early intervention services.
If you have a child who appears to have one or more of the following signs:
  • significant delays in acquiring language or significant speech problems;
  • significant difficulty walking, running, or manipulating small objects;
  • frequent health problems or disabilities present from birth;
  • consistent trouble seeing or hearing;
  • tendency toward temper tantrums or excessive anxiety or shyness;
  • significant difficulty playing appropriately with other children;
  • significant problems paying attention and listening.

Early Intervention Program and Services

Special Child Health Services of Middlesex County provides programs and services for infants and toddlers from birth through two years of age who have disabilities. These programs and services are free. Contact the Middlesex County Case Management Unit at (732) 745-4582.

Preschool Disabled Program  

Dunellen Public School District will assess for student eligibility for preschool-disabled programs. A parent/guardian of a child with a suspected disability, between the ages of 3 years and 4 years, 11 months before October 1, should write a request for an evaluation to:

Department of Special Services
411 First Street
Dunellen, NJ 08812