Child Find Information

  • Special Education Referrals and Referral Process 

    East Greenwich Township offers a wide range of services and educational programming for special education students.  Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children who are experiencing significant difficulties to their local school district. Beginning at age 3, children experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive, and/or social difficulties may be eligible for special education and related services. Parents should contact Beth Ann Godfrey, Supervisor of Special Services, for further information if they have concerns about their child’s development.

    Send referral letter to:

    Beth Ann Godfrey, Supervisor of Special Services
    East Greenwich Township School District
    559 Kings Highway
    Mickleton, NJ 08056

    For Children 3 to 5 Years Old

    Residents of East Greenwich Township who suspect their preschool-age child may require special education services may obtain  assistance from the East Greenwich Township School Child Study Team.

    Through Child Find, the district locates and provides services for those children ages three to five who may have physical, cognitive, language, social, or emotional difficulties.  Evaluations, professional guidance, and an educational program, if needed, are all available free of charge through the public schools' Child Study Team.

    For additional information, please contact Beth Ann Godfrey, Supervisor of Special Services, at (856) 423-0678.

    School Age Students: Students from kindergarten to 6th grade

    If parents are concerned about their school-age child’s progress, they should discuss such issues with their child’s teacher, guidance counselor and/or principal. Parents can make a referral to the school’s Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Committee.
    The I&RS team offers intervention procedures that are provided in the general education setting.   However, there are times more extensive interventions may be warranted and a student could be referred to the Child Study Team.   

    Once a referral is made, a systematic process begins.

    Step 1: Child is referred to the Child Study Team

    Step 2:  A case manager is assigned and an evaluation plan meeting is scheduled within 20 calendar days of the referral.  During this time, information is collected regarding the child’s educational progress.

    Step 3: Members of the Child Study Team meet with parents, general education teacher  and related service providers when appropriate.  As a team, a decision is made as to whether a CST evaluation is warranted. If a CST evaluation is warranted, an evaluation plan is written describing the required evaluations.  Parental consent must be obtained to begin evaluations.  The Child Study Team has 90 days from day of consent to complete the evaluations.  During the 90 days, members of the team gather information, interview teachers, conduct observations, evaluate and write reports. 

    Step 4: Initial Eligibility Determination Meeting

    This meeting will be held within 90 days of the evaluation plan meeting. At this meeting, all information will be reviewed and eligibility will be determined. If a child is considered eligible, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed.