Teaneck Public Schools offers in class support classes in grades 5-12 for students to be educated in the least restrictive environment. That model of delivery is a team-teaching approach that uses highly qualified special education and general education teachers. It enables classified students to participate in regular education classes to the maximum extent possible.
Self-contained special education classes are available, grades Pre-K-12, for students who need intensive support and/or more than a half day of replacement instruction. The self-contained class provides a small, structured, nurturing and highly individualized environment with one teacher for all areas of instruction.
Multiply Disabled/Autism programs are offered in grades PreK-Grade 12 in Teaneck Public Schools with small student/teacher ratios and opportunities for community based instruction and mainstreaming opportunities. There is an emphasis on parent support and training so parents can work with their students socially, emotionally, and academically.
Resource Programs in grades K-12 provide students with direct instruction in substantive content areas (replacement classes), or support instruction to assist them in their mainstream course work via resource centers.
Transitional Counseling assists secondary-level classified students to identify their post-secondary goals, whether in employment or continuing education. Linkages are established with adult community agencies, such as:
New Jersey Division for Vocational Rehabilitation - http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/roles/disable/
and Department for Developmental Disabilities - http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home/about/
Students also receive advice prior to high school graduation on tuition reimbursement for college or technical schools, housing possibilities, legal and medical services, etc. Through Interest Inventories and Profiles, job-shadowing and mentoring, students gain insight into their strengths and weaknesses, and develop those skills that lead to self-advocacy.
Information on parent workshops, the Teaneck SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advisory Group) meetings, Parent Websites, Parent Resources, and other information are listed on the Specialized Services eboard at sbeckford.teaneckschools.site.eboard.com.
Name Title Telephone Sandra Beckford Supervisor of Specialized Services (201) 833-5490 Regina Dunich Supervisor of Specialized Services (201) 862-2305 Cynthia South Secretary (201) 833-5133 Louise Leslie Secretary (201) 833-5491 Anessa Baig
Secretary (201) 833-5482 Julie Basch