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    Overview of the Office of Special Education Programs.
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    Links to special education data as well as general NJ Department of Education data.
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    Resources to assist in the improvement of special education programs.
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    Information to assist in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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    Information to help parents and students with NJ special education programs.
  • Office of Special Education Programs
    P.O. Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
    fax: (609)984-8422

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    Planning for College (including Financial Aid information)

    • Going to College - This Web site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college.
    • HEATH Resource Center - The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.  HEATH resource papers, fact sheets, guides, and directories focus on topics such as accessibility, career development, classroom and laboratory adaptations, financial aid, independent living, transition resources, training and postsecondary education, career-technical education, and rehabilitation.
    • GUIDANCE AND CAREER COUNSELORS’ TOOLKIT: Advising High School Students with Disabilities on Postsecondary Options - This 194 page Toolkit from  The HEATH Resource Center is intended to help guidance and career counselors to better assist high school students with disabilities in accomplishing transitions into postsecondary education and employment.
    • Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators - Developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), this guide provides high school educators with answers to questions students with disabilities may have about their civil rights as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment.
    • Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities - Developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), this guide provides high school students with answers to questions they may have about their civil rights as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment. 
    • Federal Student Aid Gateway - The source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid.
    • FinAid - Established in 1994, the award-winning site FinAid is a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.  Access to FinAid is free for all users.
    • iTransition - iTransition is a free, online transition curriculum to help students who are deaf or hard of hearing prepare for life after high school.  There are four separate trainings with activities to help students learn about themselves, their career goals, and the skills they need to be successful in the future: 1) Career Interests and Education Choices: It's My Plan! 2) First Year College Success: Be the One! 3) Essential Skills for College Living: It's My Life! and 4) eFolio: My Online Portfolio!
    • Think College - Think College features a searchable database of postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities, a list of upcoming training events and conference presentations, helpful hints about college for students, and publications including a monthly newsletter.