WHAT WE DO FOR STUDENTS
❖ Ensure effective, appropriate learning environments for special needs children.
❖ Promote active participation and acceptance of special needs children in our community.
❖ Support the social and emotional well being of special needs children.
WHAT WE DO FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
❖ Encourage a family-school partnership to facilitate access to special education services.
❖ Educate, support and mentor parents and caregivers as they advocate for their child’s special education
❖ Connect families of special education students to support and share with one another.
❖ Empower parents and caregivers of special education students to be proficient members of their child’s
education team with collaboration, communication and diplomacy.
❖ Provide educational opportunities to parents and caregivers.
❖ Support the social and emotional well being of special needs families.
WHAT WE DO FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
❖ Provide educational opportunities for professional development.
❖ The WRPAN provides support services in English, Spanish, Greek and Armenian.
The WRPAN is charged under the New Jersey Special Education Code to advise the Wood Ridge Public School
District Administration on Special Education Programs and Services within the District.