Call the district office and ask for the special education contact person. Each building principal is also aware of the procedure for obtaining special education services.
Within Pennsylvania you may call the Special Education ConsultLine at 1-800- 879-2301. A special education adviser can answer or direct your concerns to someone who can help you. Outside of Pennsylvania, use the main number for the Bureau of Special Education (717) 783-6913.
A copy of the special education regulations and standards may be obtained by writing the Bureau of Special Education or by calling the main number.
In Pennsylvania, mentally gifted students are entitled to specially designed instruction. Your school district can explain the process by which your child will be evaluated.
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program and is the written plan for the education of a student who has a disability or is gifted. The IEP is based on the individual student's needs and describes the special help the student will receive in school.
Parents play a key role in determining the programs and services with which their child will be provided. Parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the determination of the appropriateness of their child's special education.
Early Intervention services are specially designed instruction for children age 3 to the age at which the school district's kindergarten program begins.
A "placement" refers to the actual class and school a special education student attends where the student receives his or her special education program, and the type and intensity of services needed.
Only under certain circumstances. There are special rules that apply to special education students.