• Project Child Find

    The School District of the Chathams recognizes the importance of providing services to children with disabilities through its Project Child Find efforts. An evaluation for children and adult students ages 3 to 21 can be provided to those who appear to have problems in communication, motor, social-emotional, or learning areas. The evaluation is available to preschoolers; to highly mobile students with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless students; and to students who may be disabled even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Children found to be eligible for special education and related services are entitled to free and appropriate special education programming and related services. Information is provided to parents of children from birth through 2.5 years of age regarding early intervention services.

    If you have a child who appears to have one or more of the following signs:

    • significant delays in acquiring language or significant speech problems;

    • significant difficulty walking, running, or manipulating small objects;

    • frequent health problems or disabilities present from birth;

    • consistent trouble seeing or hearing;

    • tendency toward temper tantrums or excessive anxiety or shyness;

    • significant difficulty playing appropriately with other children; and/or

    • significant problems paying attention and listening;

    • cognitive abilities;

    • adaptive skills.

    Please contact Emily Sortino at esortino@chatham-nj.org, the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services. More information about Project Child Find can be found at http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/childfind