New Jersey Department of Education

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Policy and Procedures in Special Education


The Office of Special Education (OSE) implements state and federal laws and regulations governing special education to ensure that students with disabilities in New Jersey receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). The office provides statewide leadership through the development of policy and documents, and provides guidance to school districts and parents regarding the implementation of special education programs and services. The office monitors the delivery of special education programs operated under state authority, provides mediation services to parents and school districts, processes hearings with the Office of Administrative Law, and conducts complaint investigations requested by the public. In addition, the office funds regional learning resource centers (LRCs) that provide schools and parents with information services, materials circulation, technical assistance, consultation services and production services. The office also provides technical assistance on topics related to students with disabilites and the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and accessing individual rights.


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NJ Administrative Code

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

N.J.A.C. 6A:14, Special Education

State-Imposed Rules, Regulations and Policies Not Required by IDEA or Federal Regulations (February 2023)

Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCR)


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