Special Services

  • 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: 

    Preform 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

    Additional Resources:

    Youth Helpline: 2nd Floor 1-888-222-2228 www.2ndfloor.org

    NJ Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionhotline.org

    LGBTQ: Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org  Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860 www.translifeline.org

    Director of Special Services

    Ms. Sheryl Spencer

    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 Director of Special Services, Child Study Team (School Psychologist, Learning Consultant, Social Worker), Special Education Teachers, Para Professionals, Speech Therapists, a Physical Therapist, an Occupational Therapist and Secretaries.