The Department for Student Services, in collaboration with parents of students with disabilities and special education staff members at all school levels, works diligently to provide individualized educational programs that maximize the potential of all classified students to achieve their individual academic, social-emotional, and career goals. The Department provides special education services and programs based on the mandates from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) and the New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14 for Special Education.
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
New Jersey Administrative Code for Special Education Chapter 6A:14
State of New Jersey - Department of Education – Office of Special Education
Resources for students with hearing loss or hearing and vision loss
Alliance Center for Independence - The Alliance Center for Independence supports and promotes choice, self-direction, and independent living in the lives of people with disabilities, with the right of the individual to inclusion in the community as the primary goal.
Bridgewater Buddy Baseball League - The Bridgewater Buddy Baseball and Softball League is open to all children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. It gives the opportunity for children with special needs to play and interact with typical peers. More information is available on the website by clicking the “Hey Coach…” tab. You can also contact Rob Thomas at 908 432 9771 or via email at email@example.com
Special Needs Challenger Football & Cheerleading Program - The mission of the Challenger League is to bring the Pop Warner Little Scholars experience to those who are in grades 2nd through 8th and have an IEP/Special Needs. The program offers individuals the opportunity to participate in a football/cheerleading program that they normally would not be given a chance to do.
Disability Rights New Jersey - DRNJ is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy services to people with disabilities. DRNJ provides information and referral, technical assistance and training, legal and non-legal advocacy, and outreach and education. For additional information, please call 800 922-7233.
Jewish Family Service - Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service agency whose purpose is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values. Please visit our website for information about our family and children programs.
Learning Resource Center–Central - The LRC staff provides regional in-service workshops, training institutes, statewide conferences, consultations, LRC orientations, and technical assistance to educators and parents of students with disabilities. Please visit the link above for a listing of LRC workshops.
NJ Department of Education, Somerset County Office - The county superintendent and staff represent the N.J. Commissioner of Education in Somerset County. The executive county superintendent’s office coordinates and regulates educational services in the county, working mainly through local boards of education and their agents. The county office monitors educational programs and school budgets to ensure that the thorough-and-efficient education mandate is met. The county office fields complaints and serves to answer questions from the public and school districts. For additional information, please call (908) 541-5700.
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) - POAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. POAC has a proven track record of providing services to children and adults with autism, their families, and the professionals who serve them. For additional information, please call 732-785-1099 or 888-460-7622.
Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department - The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Department is dedicated to providing year round recreation and leisure opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. The goal of the TR Department is to promote an active leisure lifestyle that improves social, physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning and health while enhancing each participant’s abilities. For additional information, please call 908 526-5650.
SPAN- Statewide Parent Advocacy Network - The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is your one-stop resource for learning, sharing and connecting about the education, development and healthcare needs of your children. For individual assistance, please call 800-654-7726.
Special Education News - Special Education News is an informative online source of articles dealing with children with disabilities. It is a resourceful website for parents with classified children and professionals in the field of special education.
Special Olympics of New Jersey - Special Olympics New Jersey is an organization dedicated to bringing pride into the lives of all involved. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For additional information, please call 609.896.8000.
ELC - Education Law Center - Founded in 1973, the Education Law Center (ELC) serves as the leading voice for New Jersey’s public school children and has become one of the most effective advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. Widely recognized for groundbreaking court rulings on behalf of at-risk students, ELC also promotes educational equity through coalition building, litigation support, policy development, communications, and action-focused research in New Jersey, in other states, and at the federal level. For additional information, please call 973-624-1815.
Wrights Law - It is a resourceful website for Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys who are looking for accurate and reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
The Department for Student Services will proceed with the disposal of special education records of all students born in 1988 or before and who were classified as eligible for special education and related services and/or eligible for speech and language services.
If you would like to request your records before they are destroyed, you must complete the request form, sign it and send it to:
Department for Student Services
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
836 Newmans Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807