Increasing the dialogue among stakeholders in New Jersey’s special education system

Q&A: Facilitated IEP Meetings In New Jersey

The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is presently piloting a new program of IEP Facilitation. The initiative is in four districts in NJ-Hamilton, Elizabeth, Cherry Hill, and Plainsboro, and will be launched statewide in...

Q&A: Special Education Parent Advisory Groups

A Special Education Parent Advisory Group, or SEPAG is a state-mandated, district level group charged with providing input to the local school district on system-level challenges in special education services and programs. New Jersey regulations require that:...

Q&A: Is It Dyslexia?

By Deborah Lynam and Jillian Matysik Child Study Team (CST) members are often asked about dyslexia in schools by parents and educators. Until the recent dyslexia legislation in New Jersey, dyslexia was not traditionally discussed in schools. This was often a cause of...