Resources for Parents

Special Education Resources



Disability Awareness Day - Elementary
April 19, 2021 Click here to view slide presentation.

Disability Awareness Week -Middle School/High School
April 12 - 16, 2021 Click here to view slide presentation.


SPO Video Presentation to LSHSA 2-3-2021

Slide Presentation - Reading Disabilities and MSR 2-3-2021

SPO Video Presentation to LSHSA 4-9-2021

Slide Presentation  - ADHD and Executive Functioning 4-9-2021

SPO Video Presentation to LSHSA 6-1-2021

Slide Presentation  - LSHSA Meeting_ SPO Review 6-1-2021

Community Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for the Developmental Disabilities Community provides information about COVID-19 vaccines

NJCDD 5-Year Planning 2022-2026  - provide input regarding what is working for people with disabilities; what needs to change; and, how could it be changes.

Performcare NJ  - a full service behavioral healthcare company that provides support to families and children in crisis

Care Plus - a Mental Health center that provides affordable mental health services to individuals in Northern New Jersey

Bergen's Promise - a Care Management Organization that serves youth ages 5-21 with behavioral challenges, substance abuse, and disabilities

Family Support Organization of Bergen County - provides support, advocacy, and education to families of children with emotional/behavioral needs

Bergen County Board of Social Services - helps families meet their needs and achieve their highest potential

Bergen County Food Pantry - provides a list of names, addresses, and phone number to a variety of local food pantries

NJ Parent Link - a link to the state early childhood, parenting, and professional resource center

NJ Department of Human Services -a state based program that makes sure individuals with disabilities are protected and have access to programs

Early Intervention - a program to seek assistance for families who have developmental concerns about children under the age of 3

Big Brothers Big Sisters Northern NJ - a mentoring service for children in Northern New Jersey

Division of Developmental Disabilities NJ - funds services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities

Autism NJ - statewide network of parents/professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism

Special Olympics NJ - an organization that provides year round sports training for individuals with disabilities

ARC of Bergen County - a not for profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities  in Bergen and Passaic Counties

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - a 24/7 hotline that provides support to people in distress

Informational Resources

State of NJ Special Education Parent Survey - information regarding survey being mailed to families in October.  Update: The surveys being sent to parents by the State of NJ have been delayed.  Please expect to receive around November 20, 2020.

NASP Family Resources - resources to provide parents with information and strategies as to how they can help their children at home

Interactive Planner For Caregivers - a web based program that helps parents plan and create schedules for their children

Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief - Tips for Parents and Teachers

Social Media and School Crises: Brief Facts and Tips - information on the impact of social media

Helping Children Build Resiliency - an article and information on building resilience

Trauma Facts & Tips  - information on trauma and how to support children

ADHD: A Primer for Parents and Educators - an article providing introductory information on ADHD

Autism 101 - a website that provides basic information on autism spectrum disorder

Autism Publications & Resources - downloadable autism publications and articles

Preventing Youth Suicide: Facts & Tips - information about youth suicide prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - a service that provides support and resources to those impacted by suicide

13 Reasons Why Netflix Series:  Considerations for Educators - tips and strategies as to how to discuss the sensitive topics presented in the show

The New Jersey Dyslexia Handbook - a guide to literacy development and reading struggles

Support for Language & Learning Disabilities Presentation - Learning Services Home and School Association presentation 2-4-2020

Word Study Information Sheet - For more information about Word Study

Multisensory Reading Information - For more information about Multisensory Reading

English Learners and ESL Services
- English as a Second Language Presentation 2-13-2020