New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts

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Autism Acceptance Month Part 1 – Relationships are the Key to Helping Individuals with Autism Succeed

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Special Services School District Nurses Work to Keep Students, Staff and Communities Safe During the Pandemic

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Special Services School Districts Share Creative Approaches for Job Skills Development without Sacrificing Student Safety

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Warren County SSSD Superintendent Retires from Education to Return to Architecture

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Joint Council Leaders Step into the Spotlight to Support Special Educators in a time of COVID-19

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Cape May County Teacher of the Year to Shine a Spotlight on Special Services School Districts

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Special Education Careers are Rich in Rewards

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Special Services Districts Maintain Engagement with Students and Families through Virtual ESY Programming

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Celebrating Hard Work and Major Milestones with Virtual, Traveling, and Socially Distanced Graduations

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NJ Special Education Leaders Unite in Decision to Put Safety First and Provide Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities Remotely

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Creative and Committed Staff Ease Transition to Remote Learning

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February is CTE Month: County Special Services School Districts Celebrate Success of Career and Technical Programming, Life Skills Training

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Special Services School Districts Ready to Meet High Standards of New Jersey’s Deaf Student’s Bill of Rights

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NJ Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts Welcome NJ DOE Officials

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NJ’s Special Services School Districts Help Make Medical and Emergency Care Less Stressful for Special Needs Families

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About The New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts

The New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts promotes the unique role of county special services school districts as providers of highly specialized placements for students with severe and multiple disabilities and cost-effective shared services for local districts. The special services districts work in partnership with local districts to help each student reach his or her full potential.

Learn more about the Joint Council and its eight member districts.

Districts in the News

Shore Medical Center unveils sensor-friendly room for pediatric patients on World Autism Day

Atlantic County Special Services School District Works with Local Hospital to Create Sensory-Friendly area for Patients

The Atlantic County Special Services School District and Shore Medical Center staff worked together to create a less-stressful setting for sensory-sensitive patients.  After a year of planning and collaboration, the area was officially unveiled to the community on World Autism Day. 

Learn more in this Press of Atlantic City article.

 

 

A BurlCo Special Services student practices job skills on a computer in the district's Work-Based Learning Lab.

Work-Based Learning Lab Added to Burlington County Special Services School District

Transitions at Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) has brought the workplace to campus with a new Work-Based Learning (WBL) Lab. The lab is an innovative solution to the challenges presented by the pandemic to keep students learning through hands-on experiences. 

Read more about this innovative approach to helping students acquire important professional skills in this February 3 TAPInto article.

 

 

A young man works behind the counter in a coffee shop.

N.J. Leaders Vow to Help People with Disabilities Struggling to Find Work

The NJ Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts had a “seat” at a recent Zoom roundtable discussion in which New Jersey government and business leaders, as well as advocates, pledged to find ways to help disabled residents find work. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney helped launch a bipartisan Disability Caucus to lead such discussions and subsequent efforts to support New Jersey’s residents with disabilities.

Read more about this virtual meeting on NJ.com in a Jan. 31 article.

 

 

Honorable Mention for BCSSSD

The Westampton Campus of BCSSSD has been recognized by Character.org

The Westampton Campus of the Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) has been recognized by Character.org for providing a positive and supportive school environment, which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate.

Read more about the annual awards and why BCSSSD was selected for an honorable mention.

 

 

Featured District Video

Learn more about how county special services school districts help prepare students for transitioning out of school through this video on Bergen County’s Career Crossroads program.

I am continually impressed by the caring, thoughtful staff at BCSSSD. This was my daughter’s first year and they went “above and beyond” to help her make the transition. I appreciated the feedback I received from her teachers…I felt I was part of the team in decisions about her program.
Patti B.

Burlington County

As I watched from my car, my three-year-old son walked off his first school bus…no speech, required a special diet…multi-disabled. I was terrified for him. But, I saw at least three staff members welcome him…and escort him where he needed to go. That was 13 years ago. Today he still gets that same warm welcome. We are so pleased with the young man my son is growing to be and the school has been very instrumental in this.
Nancy H.

Cape May County