Special Education programs and services are provided to address the academic, social-emotional, physical and management needs of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Programs for students in need of specially designed instruction; accommodations and related-services to access instruction and extra-curricular activities; and curricular modifications to meet individual student learning needs are available with no cost to parents. Our goal is to provide our students with the supports and services needed to foster success in the general education setting. We are proud to have a full continuum of services available to support the individual needs of our students.
Special Education Services:
A child may be eligible for special education services if he/she has physical, intellectual, learning or emotional disability, AND requires specially designed instruction as determined by an evaluation team. Special Education programs and services are provided for students in need of:
- Autistic Support - communication, social skills, and self-regulation supports
- Learning Support - academic supports (reading, writing, and math)
- Life Skills Support - functional academic and independent living skills
- Emotional Support - coping strategies, social skills, and self-regulation supports
- Deaf or Hearing Impaired Support - communication and language supports
- Blind or Visually Impaired Support - visual accommodations/modification, orientation and mobility supports
- Speech and Language Support - articulation and language-based communication supports
- Physical Support - accessibility supports and accommodations
- Multi-Disabilities Support - functional living and communication skills
Update - Enrollment of Individuals with Disabilities
Effective no later than September 5, 2023, all students entitled to FAPE and all of the rights and procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Chapter 14 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code may remain enrolled in public school until they turn 22 years of age. This includes students who turned 21 and exited during or after the 2022-2023 school term.
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The CASD welcomes and encourages parents to partner in the development of educational programming for their children. Parents with questions or concerns should begin by speaking with their child’s special education teacher or the building administrator at their child's school.
Leslie Bloomgren: Director of Special Education[email protected]
(814) 664-4677 ext. 1219
Gail Messinger: Special Education Secretary
(814) 664-4677 ext. 1203
Fax: (814) 664-9645