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Department of Special Services

371 Franklin Avenue, 2nd Floor

Nutley, NJ 07110                                                                                                                                                           

Phone: (973) 661-8814 

Fax: (973) 320-8369

Mrs. Helen Doyle-Marino, Director of Special Services

Ms. Amy Giaccio, Supervisor of Special Services


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 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.

The Nutley School District is committed to identifying students with disabilities that affect their ability their educational experience. If you are concerned that your child's development is delayed or that he/she is having difficulty learning, please contact us. You can make a request in writing by sending a signed letter to Special Services - Attn: Helen Doyle-Marino or email


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.