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Child Find


Parents who suspect their preschool-age child may have special needs may obtain free help from our Child Study Team. The Farmingdale School District Department of Special Services is conducting a Child Find. This is a service that locates and provides services for those children ages 3 to 5 who may have physical, cognitive, language, social, or emotional difficulties. For children birth to 3 years of age, information is also available on how and where to obtain services. If your child appears to have one or more of the following signs, please contact the staff listed below:

Significant delays in acquiring language or significant speech problems

Significant difficulty walking, running, or manipulating small objects

Frequent health problems or disabilities present from birth

Consistent trouble seeing or hearing

Tendency toward temper tantrums or excessive anxiety/shyness

Significant difficulty playing appropriately with other children

Significant problems paying attention and listening

Screening, professional guidance and an educational program (if needed) are all available free of charge through the  Farmingdale Child Study Team. For further information, contact us at  732-938-9611 or email Mrs. Lynn Barrall  at lynn.barrall@farmingdaleschool.com or Mrs.Edith Conroy at edith.conroy@farmingdaleschool.com



In addition, Project Child Find is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through 21 years of age. 

PROJECT CHILD FIND

1-800-322-8174
 
 Project Child Find develops and distributes information to the public about early intervention services and special education programs through New Jersey.
 
Project Child Find's comprehensive efforts include:
 
 1. Assisting families of infants and toddlers, birth through two, concerned about their child's development by directing all requests regarding early intervention to the family's local special child health case management unit. 
 
2.  Assisting families of preschoolers three through five, concerned about their child's development by directing requests to their local school district.
 
3.  Helping families access community services through referral
 
4. Promoting community and public awareness of all children of disabilities by providing information.
 
5.  Assisting local school district's Boards of Education to identify unserved children from age three through twenty-one who are in need of special education and related services.
 
Project Child Find encourages families, professionals, and interested individuals to call if they have any questions or concerns. All calls received are confidential.