Eligibility of Services
Who is Eligible?
Any child between the ages of 3 and 21, whose parents are legal residents of either Chatham Township or Chatham Borough, is a potential candidate for support services.
A child between the ages of 2 .5 and 5 can be evaluated by the Child Study Team (CST) to determine if an educational disability exists. Parents are encouraged to email the Student Support Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to request further information
Ages 5 & Above
Any child who is having difficulty in school should be referred to the school-based Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) Team, to brainstorm solutions to those challenges. If school-based, general education efforts do not resolve the difficulty, the I&RS Team may make a referral to the Child Study Team. Each step of the way, parents are part of the process.
Parents have the option of making a direct referral to the Child Study Team. However, working with the school-based I&RS Team is recommended as an appropriate first step in most situation.