Offices of Special Education
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Policy and Procedure: phone: (609) 376-9060
Professional Development: phone: (609) 376-9084
Both: fax: (609) 984-8422
Legal Protections Responsibilities
Regulations (Federal State)
Chapter 6A:14 , Special Education was amended effective September 6, 2016. A copy of the adopted regulation is available on our website.
The office implements state and federal laws and regulations governing special education to ensure that pupils with disabilities in New Jersey receive full educational opportunities. It provides statewide leadership through the development of policy and implementation documents and provides guidance to school districts and parents regarding the implementation of special education programs and services. The office is responsible for administering all federal funds received by the state for educating pupils with disabilities ages 3 through 21. It also monitors the delivery of special education programs operated under state authority, provides mediation services to parents and school districts, processes hearings with the Office of Administrative Law, and conducts complaint investigations requested by the public. In addition, the office funds four learning resource centers (LRCs) that provide schools and parents with information services, materials circulation, technical assistance, consultation services and production services. The office also plans and implements program and personnel development activities in areas such as implementing the least restrictive environment provision, planning the transition of students with disabilities from school to adulthood, planning programs and services for preschool children with disabilities, developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and accessing individual rights and entitlements.
- NJAC 1:6A – Special Education Program (841 kb PDF )
- Adopted Special Education Code (NJAC 6A:14)
- Federal Office of Special Education Programs, link to laws and regulations
- Chapter 112 – Uniform Application
- PL 2001, c. 230 – Nonpublic
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NJ Department of Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500, (609)376-3500