Special Education

  • Ms. Shelley Keffer- Coordinator of Student Services

    Mrs. Pam Panto- Secretary to the Coordinator of Student Services
    610-264-5571; Fax 610-264-5618

    In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by Catasauqua Area School District that the District conducts ongoing identification activities as part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who may be in need of special education and related services.  If your child is identified by the district as possibly in need of such services, you will be notified as applicable procedures.  Individualized services and programs are available for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:

    Autism
    Serious Emotional Disturbance
    Neurological Impairment
    Blindness or Visual Impairment
    Specific Learning Disability
    Deafness or Hearing Impairment
    Intellectual Disability
    Physical Disability
    Speech/Language Impairment
    Developmental Delay
    Multiple Handicapped
    Other Health Impairment 

    If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services, the district offers screening and evaluation to assess the needs of your child.  The assessment is offered at no cost to you.  You may request screening and evaluation at anytime, whether or not your child is enrolled in the district’s public school program.  Requests for evaluation and screening must be made in writing to your child’s principal or the Coordinator of Student Services. Request forms are available in the District Office and all schools for this purpose.

    In compliance with state and federal law, the Catasauqua Area School, District will provide to each protected, disabled student, without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, service or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities.  In order to qualify as a protected disabled student, the child must be school-aged with a physical or mental disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.  These services and protections for “protected disabled students” are applicable to all students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs. For further information the rights of parents for their child with a disability, provision of services, evaluation and screening (including purpose, time and location), and procedures, contact:

    Office of Student Services
    201 N. 14th Street
    Catasauqua, PA 18032
    (610) 264-5571, x7

     

     

     

     

     

         

     

     

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