• Project Child Find


    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 expression?

    Project Child Find was established by the New Jersey State Department of Education as a public awareness and referral service to assist parents and professionals by identifying free 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.


    Children ages 3-5 that experience physical, sensory, emotional, cognitive,and/or social difficulties may be eligible for special education and related services.  Please contact the GMRSD Child Study Team at 908-637-6020 to schedule an appointment.  Babies from birth to age 3 who are thought to have a developmental delay, may receive assistance from the Project First Step at the Warren County ARC at 908-689-4542.


    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 Great Meadows Regional School District Child Study Team office at  908-637-6020  908-637-6020 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. Parents have the option of making a referral to the I & RS Team, or Interventions and Referral Services Team. The 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 it is determined that a full Child Study Team evaluation is indicated, 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 implementation.


     How is your Child's E.Q.?
    (Emotional INTELLIGIENCE)

    The Center for Child and Family Development is offering a year round social skills/social problem solving training groups for children ages 4 to 17. Groups run weekdays after school, evenings and Saturdays. Social Skills training teaches anger management, self-control, getting along with others, friendship building, self-esteem and assertiveness.

    The Center for Child Development,Morristown, NJ
    973- 798-0505  973- 798-0505

    CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

    National Office:

    499 Northwest 70th Ave., Suite 10
    Plantation, Florida 33317           

    Local Office:
    80 E. Asbury-Anderson Rd.
    Washington, N.J. 07882
    (908) 689-0287  (908) 689-0287

    National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities:
    800-922-9234  800-922-9234

    Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (ACLD)      4156 Library Road
    Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234

    Catholic Charities Family Services Office
    (Outpatient individual, family, and group counseling)

    189 Belvidere Ave.
    Washington, N.J. 07882
    908-689-3130  908-689-3130

    Family Guidance Center Emergency Services Crisis Intervention Unit
    Crisis Line:  908-454-5141  908-454-5141
    Office:  908-454-4470  908-454-4470

    Family Guidance Center Outpatient Mental Health Programs

    Washington, N.J.: 
    908-689-1000  908-689-1000
    908-852-8732  908-852-8732
    908-454-4470  908-454-4470           

    N.J. Division of Developmental Disabilities
    973-927-2700  973-927-2700 
    800-973-7899  800-973-7899 TDD

    N.J. Self Help Clearinghouse:
    800-367-6274  800-367-6274