Education

The Montclair Public Library has assistive technology that magnifies text and/or reads text aloud. For more information or to schedule an appointment to explore these technologies, book an appointment with a librarian or call the Reference Desk at 973-744-0500 ext. 2235 to schedule one-on-one instruction. The Library’s TTY is now NJ Relay 711 or 800-852-7897. The Main Library is located at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Montclair Public Schools Special Education. For further information on the rights of parents and children with disabilities, provision of services, evaluation and screening, and rights to due process protections, contact your school principal or the Pupil Services Department at 973-509-4022, or in writing to the Montclair Public Schools, Pupil Services Department, 22 Valley Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07042.

Montclair Special Education Parent Advisory Council (“SEPAC”) is a volunteer group of parents and guardians working toward the improvement of special education services provided by the District with an emphasis on systemic change. Grades K-12. For questions or to be added to the confidential email list, please contact: MontclairSEPAC@gmail.com.

The Ben Samuels Children's Center at Montclair State University provides inclusive early care and learning for approximately 200 children with between twelve weeks and five years of age, some with pervasive developmental delays or disabilities. Email: childrenscnt@mail.montclair.edu.Tel.:973-655-7177.

Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University provides a continuum of coordinated developmental support and outpatient psychotherapeutic services to children aged birth through eight years and their families, anchored in a multidisciplinary, developmental approach. For information or to join the mailing list, Tel.: 973-655-6685 or email: caecmh@montclair.edu.

The Disability Resource Center (“DRC”) is for Montclair State University students and will assist in procuring the accommodations and services necessary to equalize access to curricular and co-curricular activities at the school. The DRC is located in Webster Hall, Room 100. Tel.: 973-655-5431. Hours are: During the academic year (September – May) Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. During the summer (June – August) Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The University is closed on Fridays.

The Health Resource Center at the National Youth Transition Center is an excellent resource for information about what life is like for students with disabilities in college or training. Parents and students can download the publication Guidance and Career Counselors’ Tool Kit: Advising High School Students with Disabilities on Postsecondary Options. The site also has modules which give valuable information on many aspects of transitioning after high school. Contact: HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, 2134 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052-0001. Email: AskHEATH@gwu.edu.