Project Child Find helps kids with special needs

The Edison Public School District provides evaluation service to resident children ages 3-21 who appear to have significant problems in communication, social-emotional or learning areas, through Project Child Find. Evaluation services are available to preschoolers; highly mobile students with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless students; and to students who may be disabled even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Children found to be eligible are entitled to free and appropriate special education and related services.

Signs that a child may be in need of special services include significant language delays or speech problems; frequent health problems or handicaps; consistent trouble seeing or hearing; tendency toward temper tantrums or excessive anxiety; significant difficulty playing with other children; significant problems paying attention and listening; and/or significant learning issues. Parents of children who appear to exhibit one or more of these signs should contact Suzanne Hiatt at 732-452-4948, via e-mail at Suzanne.hiatt@edison.k12.nj.us or fax 732-452-4992.All information will be kept confidential.

Parents of children age 2 years and under can contact Project Child Find at 800-322-8174 or the County Supervisor of Child Study at 732-249-2900.