Helpful Links for Parents

New Jersey Department of Education homepage

New Jersey Special Education Administrative Code, Title 6A; Chapter 14explains the laws that govern special education service delivery in the state of New Jersey.

Parent's Rights in Special Education (PRISE booklet) explains the rights of parents in the special education process.

Spanish Version of Parents Rights in Special Education


New Jersey Early Intervention Services is an agency designed to meet the developmental and health-related needs of children birth to age three.


The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides and funds services for state residents with developmental disabilities.  Some conditions that might be considered a developmental disability include:

  • Intellectual disabilities

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Autism

  • Epilepsy

  • Down Syndrome

  • Spina Bifida

  • Traumatic brain injuries and

  • Certain neurological impairments


The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs or maintain their existing jobs.

POAC Parents of Autistic Children (POAC), a nonprofit organization, is the educational leader for the autism community providing more free training than any other organization, Additionally, POAC provides recreational and support services to children with autism and their families. The cost of such services are prohibitive for most families. For this reason, POAC is deeply committed to providing all services at no cost to participants.

Autism New Jersey is a nonprofit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation. Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent,  autism. Autism New Jersey is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhancing the general public’s overall awareness of autism.

New Jersey Family Care provides affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income parents/guardians for NJ residents that qualify.

Information on the Division of Youth and Family Services Agency and contact numbers:

Division of Childhood Behavioral Health Services available for children and families: