The Deron School of New Jersey - Parent Information
Parental Involvement and Rights
Parents play an integral role in the development of our students. They are informed of progress on a regular basis through written reports and personal and telephone conferences. Parents are invited to Open Houses and many special events throughout the year, and are encouraged to visit at any time on an individual basis.
A major role of Deron School is to assist the parents in understanding the goals and objectives of the educational program and their relationship to the growth of their child.
Under New Jersey State law, parents of disabled children have special rights. In brief -
If you think your child has a disability, you have the right:
- to have your child fully tested by your school district, at no cost to you.
- to see the results of this testing and all other records about your child.
- to have your school district consider the reports of people outside the district who have tested your child.
- to a written notice of the district’s decision about your child’s disability and the reason for the decision.
If your child has a disability, you are entitled:
- to a free, appropriate public education for your child.
- to have your child educated to the maximum extent appropriate, in the general curriculum.
- to have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) written for your child.
For a complete copy of Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE) go to www.state.nj.us/education/parights/prise.pdf
For a thorough explanation of laws affecting education of disabled children in New Jersey, see The Right to Special Education in New Jersey, published by the Education Law Center, at www.edlawcenter.org
*ASAH is a not-for-profit organization of private schools and agencies in New Jersey which provide highly specialized services to children and young adults with disabilities. This site provides great resources for parents.
*The Family Support Center of New Jersey a clearinghouse of up-to-date information on national, state and local family support programs, services and disabilities.
*National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) is a non-profit association whose mission is to represent private special education programs and affiliated state associations and to ensure access for individuals to appropriate private special education programs and services as vital components of the special education continuum. The association consists of private early intervention services, schools, residential therapeutic centers, and adult living programs that serve both privately and publicly placed individuals with disabilities.