To assure compliance with the education provisions of the federal law, Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, New Jersey legislation was enacted September 9, 2010 that amended Title 18 A and Title 30. Under this law, children can remain in their home school when they enter foster care unless it is not in their best interest to do so.
The below resources further explain this law along with policy changes at the the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS).
Visit the Foster and Adoptive Family Services Web site for information about scholarships for foster children and children adopted from foster care in New Jersey.
Meeting the Educational Needs of Children in Out-of-Home Placements
Special Education Advocacy for Children with Disabilities in Foster Care (Part 1)
Special Education Advocacy for Children with Disabilities in Foster Care (Part 2)
NJ Early Intervention System
Early Intervention Timeline
Early Intervention Checklist