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District Special Services

Special Services Department

Mr. Paul Reformato, Director of Special Services 
100 Passaic Avenue
Belleville, New Jersey 07109
973-450-3500 x3494

Faculty & Staff

Mission Statement  

“The Belleville Public Schools Local Building and Improvement Project for Special Education-Least Restrictive Environment is designed to promote, provide and support the practice of inclusive education.  The Belleville School District has adopted a proactive stance for including students with disabilities in general education.  We are committed to developing and expanding our continuum of options for students to participate in general education.  The district is building its capacity by reshaping and rethinking its mindset of LRE, specifically inclusive practices.  We have gone beyond our traditional scope by changing the attitude of administration, staff, parents and students.  To accomplish this goal, it is necessary that the district permanently embraces the LRE concept and provides accommodations and modifications necessary to ensure that all students achieve their educational goals.”

About Special Services

The Department of Special Services provides services to students with special needs between the age of three and twenty-one. There are a variety of services available including, but not limited to, child study, special education and related services.
     
The Child Study services are conducted by members of the child study team (learning disabilities teacher/consultant, school psychologist, school social worker and/or speech language specialist). Recommendations regarding the child are made by the child study team members, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and all individuals having knowledge of the child.
     
Special Education services comprise a variety of placements including inclass/pullout replacement/ support resource center classes and self-contained classes, both in and out of district, as well as home instruction.
     
Related services offer support and remedial services through supplemental instruction, resource center programming, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and counseling.

Project Child Find

If you are concerned that your child's development is delayed or that he/she is having difficulty learning, help is available. Contact the Belleville School District's Department of Special Services at 973-450-3494

Project Child Find (English Flyer)

Project Child Find (Spanish Flyer)

State of New Jersey - Project Child Find resources

Links & Information

Special Education Parents and Professional Organization  (SEPPO)

Parents as Partners in Special Education: Collaboration and Parental Rights

Padres como Socios en Educación Especial: Colaboración y Derechos de los Padres

Special Education Resources

Special Education Week Poster and Story Contest for K-12