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Special Services

For Information on 

I&RS and 504 Accommodations

I&rs and  504

Supervisor of Special Services:

Ms. Sheryl A.  Spencer, MSW, LSW

The Maywood Public Schools provide services for children with special needs between the ages of 3 through 21. Children who are identified as students with disabilities based on the standards set under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are supported by special education services. A free, appropriate public education is available to all students with disabilities.

The department consists of a Supervisor of Special Services, Child Study Team (School Psychologist, Learning Consultant, Social Worker), Related Services including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist, Special Education Teachers, Secretaries and Paraprofessionals.

During Mandatory school closure, should you find yourself in crisis please utilize the following resources to seek help: 

If you or someone you know is in danger of harming themselves, call:


If you or someone you know is in crisis, call:


For immediate access to mental health services including in-home counseling, call: 

Perform Care - 1-877-652-7624

If you are involved in or witness domestic violence or a child runs away:

Juvenile/Family Crisis Intervention- 201-336-7360

For emergency mental health care and screenings (including suicide risk), call or go to:

 New Bridge Medical Center - 1-800 730-2762  

230 East Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07653

Additional Resources:

Youth Helpline: 2nd Floor 1-888-222-2228

NJ Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or

LGBTQ: Trevor Project  Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860


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