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Special Services Department

Special Services Department
Board Of Education
Office Location (Amvets)
5602 Blvd East
West New York, NJ 07093

Beverly Lazzara, Director of Special Services      (201)553-4000 x 30604

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  • February 21, 2019 - Webinar: Growth Through Opportunity: A Unique Way to Enhance Employment, Safety and Inclusive Communities
  • February 20, 2019 - Webinar: Overview of Services from the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
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  • February 8, 2019 -Psychosocial and Emotional Needs of Individuals with Epilepsy
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    Resource Libraries

    Family Partners of Hudson County - Phone: (201)915-5140 or eFax: (201)603-2660
    Volunteers of America - Greater NY Northern NJ - Youth & Family Services
    Changes to Financial Aid - September 2018
    Resources for Families with Children who are deaf or hard of hearing
    Register Ready: Special Needs Registry for Disasters
    The Arc of Hudson County
    Autism Speaks ATN/AIR-P Puberty and Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents
    Inspire Inclusion
    What are Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?
    The Arc of New Jersey
    Transition Matters (pdf file)
    Autism Family Services of NJ  ---  Kidz Connect Training
    Epic Health Services
    Resources for Parents (Hudson County)

    Autism Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Services
    Transition to Adult Life Transition Services: Beyond High School

    Operating Bylaws of the WNY Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Services

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    Member Profile: The West New York Board of Education

    (as published in Autism New Jersey |

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    Meeting the Needs of Students with Special Needs 

    The West New York School District has received word from the New Jersey State Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ that the district Meets Requirements regarding the implementation of federal and state education requirements for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2007. 

    According to the NJOSEP, the “West New York School District demonstrated correction of all noncompliance during its last on-site special education monitoring/verification visit and through other general supervisory activities.” 

    Among the factors for the NJOSEP’s determination for FFY 2007, which ran from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, were the district’s General, Supervision: including monitoring, targeted reviews, complaint investigations, verification, other oversight activities and data submissions; Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment; and Disproportionality.    

    We continue to work hard to meet the needs of our students with special needs and meet the indicators, which reflect the progress of all out students,” said Beverly Lazzara, director of Special Services.

    Listed below are some of the indicators used by the NJOSEP:  

    Child Find: West New York Residents  - Proyecto "Identifique a su niño": Para los residentes de West New York

    PARENTS: If you have a child between the ages 0 and 3 and suspect he/she has a disability or impairment which affects his/her learning please contact New Jersey Early Intervention Services (NJEIS) at phone number (888) 653-4463.  If you have a child between the ages 3 through 21 and suspect he/she has a disability that negatively affects his/her learning, and you live in West New York, you may contact the Special Services office at West New York Board of Education.  We will provide you with information regarding services to which your child may be eligible. 

    CALL:  Beverly M. Lazzara, Director of Special Services

    (201) 553-4000, Ext. 30604


    PADRES: Si usted sospecha que su hijo/a entre la edad de 0 a 3 años pueda tener algún impedimento o incapacidad que le imposibilita o afecta el aprendizaje por favor comuníquese con el Departamento de Intervención Temprana, NJEIS siglas en Ingles, al teléfono (888) 653-4463.  Si usted sospecha que su hijo/a entre la edad de 3 a 21 años pueda tener alguna incapacidad o impedimento que le imposibilita o afecta su aprendizaje y, usted es residente de West New York, puede comunicarse con la Oficina de Servicios Especiales del Departamento de Educación de West New York.  El Departamento de Servicios Especiales le podrá facilitar información respecto a los servicios para los cuales su hijo/a puede ser elegible. 

    FAVOR DE LLAMAR: Beverly M. Lazzara, Directora del Departamento de Servicios Especiales de West New York

    (201) 553-4000, Ext. 30604

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