New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:46-8 - Classification Of Disabled, Handicapped Children; Report To Parent Or Guardian.

18A:46-8 Classification of disabled, handicapped children; report to parent or guardian.

18A:46-8. Each board of education shall provide for the examination and classification of each child residing in the district and identified pursuant to N.J.S.18A:46-6, except that the board of education of a county vocational school district shall provide for the examination and classification of each child who is attending the county vocational school on a full-time basis and is identified pursuant to N.J.S.18A:46-6. Such examination and classification shall be accomplished according to procedures prescribed by the commissioner and approved by the State board, under one of the following categories: intellectually disabled, visually handicapped, auditorily handicapped, communication handicapped, neurologically or perceptually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, chronically ill, emotionally disturbed, socially maladjusted, autistic, multiply handicapped or pre-school handicapped. The examination and classification of such nonpublic school children shall be in a location determined by the local board of education of the district in which the nonpublic school is located and approved by the commissioner pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the State board.

The classification of communication handicapped shall be made by the basic child study team and an approved speech correctionist or speech pathologist, without child study consultation. Such children shall be reported to the basic child study team.The proposed classification shall be reported to the parent or guardian of the child and an opportunity provided, prior to implementation of the classification, for consultation by such parent or guardian with the appropriate special educational services personnel of the district. Pursuant to rules of the State board, the parent or guardian shall also be provided an opportunity for further review of the classification in the Department of Education.

amended 1977, c.193, s.4; 1977, c.415; 1978, c.46; 1981, c.415, s.8; 1984, c.123, s.2; 1990, c.52, s.57; 2010, c.50, s.15.

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