NJ Department of Education, Office of Special Education

  • The Office of Special Education plans and implements program and personnel development activities in areas such as implementing the least restrictive environmental provision, planning the transition of students with disabilities from school to adulthood, developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and accessing individual rights and entitlements.


Online Resources

    • Dare to Dream
      The Office of Special Education Programs sponsors regional Dare to Dream Student Leadership conferences that highlight strategies and information to prepare high school students with disabilities for college and career readiness. The Dare to Dream conferences gives students the opportunity to participate in workshops led by their peers on topics such as: self-discovery, student self-advocacy, learning styles, developing a career path and understanding your rights and responsibilities in college. Dare to Dream has long been a positive and empowering experience for thousands of New Jersey’s students.
    • Dare to Dream at Eastern Camden County Regional School District
    • New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN)
      NJCAN is a State funded online program designed to support lifelong career exploration and career planning through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities and an online portfolio.
    • Transition Matters Webinars