Special Education

The Deptford Township Child Study Team

Thank you for your interest in the Deptford Township Department of Special Education. Our department provides a range of special education programs to address the needs of student with disabilities. We offer a full continuum of placement options to meet the needs of our students with disabilities (ages 3-21) in the least restrictive environment. In addition to our various placement options we offer a variety of related services including speech and language services, occupational and physical therapy, and counseling. Our Child Study team may also work with students, parents, and teachers within the general education classrooms. The team members will work with the students, parents, and teachers to help create strategies and techniques to prevent and/or remediate the academic or behavioral difficulties that the student may be experiencing. Please refer to the Child Study Team drop down menu above for more information on any topics covered here and much more!

Project Child Find

Deptford Township Public Schools
Notice of Child Find Activity
Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act and New Jersey Administrative Code,
Title 6A:14, Special Education

The Deptford Township Public School District has a responsibility to locate, identify and evaluate all resident students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services, including students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools. The school district locates, identifies and evaluates, where appropriate, the following: Children below school-entry age (3-5); school age children; children entering school for the first time; children enrolled in public and private schools; transfer pupils and school age children who are eligible to attend school but who are not attending school and who are residents of Deptford Township School District. Use the following developmental checklist to help you determine if your child could benefit from a special education program and seek help early. (Developmental Checklist)

Upon written request, the district will conduct an initial identification meeting for any resident child to determine whether a referral for special education and related services is appropriate. Such a request may be made by contacting Michael Nicely, Director of Special Education, Deptford Township Public Schools at (856) 232-2700 or by writing him at 2022 Good Intent Road, Deptford, New Jersey 08096. The school district provides special education and related services for children ages 3 to 21. Information for children with potential disabilities or those with disabilities form birth to three is available through Project Child Find, (a service established by the N.J. Department of Education through I.D.E.A., Part B funds from the U.S. Department of Education) at 1-800-322-8174. (To learn more about Project Child Find (click here) (To learn more about Project Child Find in Gloucester County (click here)