New Jersey's Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 programs are provided to eligible students enrolled full-time in non-public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey. Chapter 192 programs provide non-public students with auxiliary services such as compensatory education, English as a second language, and home instruction. Chapter 193 programs provide non-public school students with remedial services such as evaluation and determination of eligibility for special education and related services, supplementary instruction, and speech-language services.
Students in non-public schools receive compensatory education, supplemental instruction, English as a Second Language, and speech-language services from certified teachers employed by the Northern Region Educational Services Commission. Specialized Services are provided to eligible students both through 192/193 and Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) statutes.
N.J.S.A. 18A:46A-1 et seq. (Chapter 192, Laws of 1977) authorizes the provision of auxiliary services to students enrolled full-time in non-public elementary and secondary schools in the state: "The Legislature hereby finds and determines that the welfare of the state requires that present and future generations of school-age children be assured the opportunity to develop to the fullest of their intellectual capacities. It is the intent of the Legislature to insure that the State shall furnish on an equal basis auxiliary services to all students in the state in both public and non-public schools."
N.J.S.A. 18A:46-19.1 et seq. (Chapter 193, laws of 1977) authorizes the provision of remedial services for handicapped students enrolled full-time in non-public elementary and secondary schools in the state: "The Legislature hereby finds and determines that the security and welfare of the state require that all school-age children be assured the fullest possible opportunity to develop their intellectual capabilities. In order to achieve this objective it is the intent of the Legislature to require that State and local communities identify and provide remedial services for handicapped children in both public and non-public schools."