Family Support Center
The Family Support Center (FSCNJ) was established in 1994 to
provide information and referral on family support programs and
services to families caring for a child with a disability,
medical condition, rare disorder or other special needs. FSCNJ
responds to the needs of families who are experiencing emotional
distress and feelings of isolation, lack of information
surrounding their child's development and the services available
To learn more about FSCNJ please call 1(800)372-6510 and a friendly staff
member will be more than happy to assist you.
Fall Training Schedule
The Family Support
Center of New Jersey Training Department has been conducting
information sessions for New Jersey's families since May
2004, and has developed exciting, interactive sessions
intended to assist families of children with developmental
disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to
address unique needs.
conducts three trainings through the collaboration of the
New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, they are
Life Line for the Journey, Pathways to Adult Life and Life
After 21. To learn more or register for any of the trainings
mentioned please click on one of the trainings below.
LIFE LINE FOR THE
is an interactive
training session assisting families of children from infancy
through age 14. At this stage, families are typically
wondering and worrying about what the future holds for their
child with a developmental disability. To learn more or to
register for a session click
PATHWAYS TO ADULT LIFE
to the needs of children between the ages of 14 and 19.
This session is produced through collaboration between
DDD, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
(DVRS), the Department of Education (DOE), the Division
of Disability Services (DDS), and the Boggs Center. To
learn more or to register for a session click
PREPARATION FOR LIFE AFTER 21
two-part training series designed to specifically
address the concerns of students with developmental
disabilities ages 19 through 21 and their families
as they quickly approach the end of their education
entitlement. To learn more or to register for a
Do you have a
preschooler experiencing significant difficulties with speech
and language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills or behavior?
Is he/she struggling to learn the basic early concepts? Is
your school age child struggling with reading or math?
Does your child have difficulty with writing tasks or written
Project Child Find was established by the New Jersey
State Department of Education as a free public awareness and
referral service to assist parents and professionals by
identifying available early intervention programs and services
for infants and toddlers through two years of age and free,
appropriate public education programs and services for pupils
who are disabled three through twenty one years of age.
Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children who are
experiencing significant difficulties.
BABIES FROM BIRTH TO AGE 3 who are thought to have
developmental delays may receive assistance from the Early
Intervention Program. To access these services, parents
should contact the Special Child Health Services at 908-689-6000
ext 258 or 259 before June 30, 2010. After July 1, 2010,
the ARC, Warren County Chapter, Inc. will provide all Early
Intervention services for Warren County. They can be
contacted at 908-689-7525.
CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 5 who are experiencing
physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive and/or
social difficulties may be eligible for special education and
related services through their local Child Study Team.
Parents should contact the Knowlton Township Elementary School
Child Study Team office at
908-475-5118 ext 208 or 114 for further information.
IF PARENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR SCHOOL AGE CHILD'S
PROGRESS, they should feel free to discuss such issues with
their child's teacher and/or principal at 908-475-5118.
Parents have the option of making a referral to the I and RS
Team, or Interventions and Referral Services Team. I & RS
team offers intervention procedures that are provided within the
regular education school program. At times more extensive
interventions are necessary to assist the student. If the
decision to undertake a full Child Study Team evaluation is
made, the child's social, emotional and academic status may be
assessed. Medical or other specialized evaluations may
also be included at no cost to the parent. If a child is
determined to be eligible for special education and related
services, an IEP or Individualized Education Plan will be
developed. The IEP will include a rationale for the
student's educational placement and the basis for the program