Child Find

New Jersey Project Child Find

Project CHILD FIND is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.

This program requires that local school districts assist with the identification of children from age 3 through 21, who may be developing or learning differently.

Morris County Early Intervention  Program:


Infants and Toddlers (Birth to Age 3):

The provision of identification and intervention services to children from birth to age 3 resides with the County Early Intervention Program.  If you are concerned that your infant or toddler is developing or learning differently, you should contact the New Jersey statewide Early Intervention system referral center at the below toll-free phone number.  

·      New Jersey Early Intervention System Referral Center

·      1-888-653-4463

For more information, please visit the New Jersey Early Intervention website:      http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/eis


When you call, an intake specialist will talk with you about your concerns and offer referral information for Morris County if needed. If a developmental evaluation is indicated, the service coordinator will work with you to schedule a multidisciplinary evaluation of your child’s developmental levels and needs. This evaluation service is provided at no cost to parents. If appropriate, certain Early Intervention services may be recommended and provided through the New Jersey Early Intervention system.

Local School District (Children ages 3-21):

Preschool Children (Ages 3 to 5):  If you are concerned that your preschool age child is developing or learning differently, you can call the Florham Park Public School District, Department of Special Services at 973-822-3888 or mail us a written request at:  Director of Special Services, Jane Steffen at Florham Park Schools Child Study Team, Brooklake School, 235 Brooklake Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932.


After submitting a written request for an evaluation by the Child Study Team, a meeting will be arranged with you to discuss your concerns and decide if an evaluation is warranted. If that is the case and an evaluation is conducted, you will be invited to participate in another meeting to discuss the findings.  This meeting will address whether the findings support your child’s eligibility for special education and related services and, if so, recommendations for intervention options and program planning would be completed with you. Your written consent is required before any such services would begin. All these services are provided at no cost to parents.


School-Age Students (Ages 5-21): If you are concerned that your school-age child is developing or learning differently, you should speak with your child’s school guidance counselor or principal, who may refer the matter to the Intervention and Referral Services Committee at your child’s school. You also have the right to request a Child Study Team evaluation for consideration of your child’s eligibility for special education and related services.

All requests for evaluations need to be submitted in writing.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) of school-aged children should submit the written request to the Director of Special Services, Jane Steffen at Florham Park Schools Child Study Team, Brooklake School, 235 Brooklake Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932.


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