Project Child Find
Project CHILD FIND
A free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of youth with a delay or disability from birth through the age of 21.
Is a child in your life developing differently or having problems learning?
If so, help is available for eligible children in New Jersey.
Children (ages 3-21)
Including migrant and homeless Children
If you are concerned your child is developing or learning differently and you live in New Jersey, you can call your public school district to find out the appropriate contact person in your district.
How to Get Help!
If you would like to request an evaluation for your child, send a written request for an evaluation to your public school district. Include your child’s name, age, address and suspected disability.
After receiving your written request, the district will contact you to set up a meeting. At this meeting, you and the team will decide if an evaluation is needed and what the evaluation will include. Evaluation, professional guidance and an education program (if needed) are all available at no charge through the Public School in the town where you live.
Additional information can be accessed at the following web address or phone number: http://www.state.nj.us/njded/specialed
Region V Council for Special Education 201-599-0585
Bergenfield 201 385-6956 River Dell Regional 201 599-7220
Cresskill 201 227-7791 Dumont 201 387-3086
Hackensack 201 646-8010 River Edge 201 261-1993
New Milford 201 261-0640 Rochelle Park 201 843-3126
Oradell 201 261-1153 Teaneck 201 833-5490
Ridgefield 201 943-2682 Tenafly 201 816-4534
Infants and Toddlers
(Under the age of three)
If your child should be crawling, walking or talking but isn’t, call for information about resources and services for your child under the age of 3:
New Jersey Early Intervention System Statewide toll-free number:
Information for Project CHILD FIND may also be obtained by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-322-8174, which is in service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
All calls received are confidential.