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Department of Special Services

300 Franklin Ave

Nutley, NJ 07110

Phone: (973) 661-8809

Fax: (973) 661- 5296

Mrs. Helen Doyle - Marino

Director of Special Services

Mrs. April Vitiello

Supervisor of Special Services

Overview:

The Nutley Department of Special Services, in compliance with the New Jersey Administrative Code, provides quality education to its students who are educationally disabled and require special education services. Emphasis is placed on facilitating inclusion in the least restrictive environment to the fullest extent possible.  Programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure that students’ individual needs are met. A range of placement options is available in accordance with Individual Education Plans.  These placements include:

•    Regular Education with Supports and Services

•    In-Class Support Resource

•    Pull-Out Support Resource

•    Resource Center Support

•    Resource Center Replacement

•    Self-Contained

Child Study Team: 

The Child Study Team evaluates and determines eligibility of students for special education and related services; coordinates the development and management of various aspects of the individualized educational programs; delivers related services such as individual and group counseling based on individual needs; and provides services to the general education programs regarding techniques, materials, and programs for students experiencing learning difficulties.

Our Special Services Staff is comprised of experts in their fields who are dedicated to developing education plans and delivering services vital to meeting each student’s needs.  Our staff consists of Child Study Team case managers, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist. Physical Therapists and related services providers, as well as behavioral, social skills, ABA and psychiatric consultant personnel.

 

Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE)

The NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education has issued a revised copy of of PRISE. This document replaces previous copies of PRISE. This update is aligned with N.J.A.C. 6A:14-2.3(g)7.

To access the document, click here.

About

The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.