Child Study Team


  • Gretchen Stefankiewicz
    • CST Coordinator [ W, F]
  • Christina Hollmann
    • Social Worker (M, W, F)
    • Counselor
  • Gretchen Stefankiewicz
    • School Psychologist [W, F]
  • Helen Hill
    • Speech/Language Specialist [M-F]
  • Paula Lightcap
    • L.D.T.C [F]

  • Occupational Therapy
    • Kathleen DiFebo
      Occupational Therapy Services, 225 North 8th St., Bangor, Pa.
  • Physical Therapy
    • Allison M. Peck
      Physical Therapy Services, PO Box 392, Hope, NJ
  • Special Education Programs
    • Language/Learning Disabilities, Resource Program, In class support, Integrated preschool program and primary autistic.

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center (FSCNJ) was established in 1994 to provide information and referral on family support programs and services to families caring for a child with a disability, medical condition, rare disorder or other special needs. FSCNJ responds to the needs of families who are experiencing emotional distress and feelings of isolation, lack of information surrounding their child's development and the services available to them.
To learn more about FSCNJ please call 1(800)372-6510 and a friendly staff member will be more than happy to assist you.

2009 Fall Training Schedule

The Family Support Center of New Jersey Training Department has been conducting information sessions for New Jersey's families since May 2004, and has developed exciting, interactive sessions intended to assist families of children with developmental disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to address unique needs. 

FSCNJ currently conducts three trainings through the collaboration of the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, they are Life Line for the Journey, Pathways to Adult Life and Life After 21. To learn more or register for any of the trainings mentioned please click on one of the trainings below.


 is an interactive training session assisting families of children from infancy through age 14. At this stage, families are typically wondering and worrying about what the future holds for their child with a developmental disability. To learn more or to register for a session click here!


is dedicated to the needs of children between the ages of 14 and 19. This session is produced through collaboration between DDD, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), the Department of Education (DOE), the Division of Disability Services (DDS), and the Boggs Center. To learn more or to register for a session click here!


is a two-part training series designed to specifically address the concerns of students with developmental disabilities ages 19 through 21 and their families as they quickly approach the end of their education entitlement. To learn more or to register for a session click here!



Child Find

  Do you have a preschooler experiencing significant difficulties with speech and language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills or behavior? Is he/she struggling to learn the basic early concepts? Is your school age child struggling with reading or math? Does your child have difficulty with writing tasks or written expression?
Project Child Find was established by the New Jersey State Department of Education as a free public awareness and referral service to assist parents and professionals by identifying available early intervention programs and services for infants and toddlers through two years of age and free, appropriate public education programs and services for pupils who are disabled three through twenty one years of age. Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children who are experiencing significant difficulties.
  BABIES FROM BIRTH TO AGE 3 who are thought to have developmental delays may receive assistance from the Early Intervention Program. To access these services, parents should contact the ARC, Warren County Chapter, Inc.  They will provide all Early Intervention services for Warren County. They can be contacted at 908-689-4542.

 CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 5 who are experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive and/or social difficulties may be eligible for special education and related services through their local Child Study Team. Parents should contact the Knowlton Township Elementary School Child Study Team office at 908-475-5118 ext 208 or 114 for further information. 

  IF PARENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR SCHOOL AGE CHILD'S PROGRESS, they should feel free to discuss such issues with their child's teacher and/or principal at 908-475-5118. Parents have the option of making a referral to the I and RS Team, or Interventions and Referral Services Team. I & RS team offers intervention procedures that are provided within the regular education school program. At times more extensive interventions are necessary to assist the student. If the decision to undertake a full Child Study Team evaluation is made, the child's social, emotional and academic status may be assessed. Medical or other specialized evaluations may also be included at no cost to the parent. If a child is determined to be eligible for special education and related services, an IEP or Individualized Education Plan will be developed. The IEP will include a rationale for the student's educational placement and the basis for the program implementation.