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Special Education
Spring-Ford Area School District- Department of Special Education
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The Department of Special Education at the Spring-Ford Area School District is dedicated to providing comprehensive services and updated information to students, parents and the community.

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Spring-Ford Area School District also offers Learning Support programs (for students with delays in reading and/or math which are significant enough to impact their regular grade level performance), Autistic Support and Emotional Support programs. Speech and Language Support is available in all district schools. Spring-Ford has access to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Approved Private Schools, and other local school districts for additional programs, if needed.á Read More

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Resources & Agencies:

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

Council for Exceptional Children

PATTAN- Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

Center for Autism Research

NICHCY Disabilities

LD Online

ASCEND Group

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Secondary Transition



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The Special Channel:
Spring-Ford is offering a parent group, called The Special Channel, for parents of students who receive special education services. The group was developed several years ago to help parents understand special education laws and how they apply to the education of their children. The Special Channel has scheduled meetings during the school year.


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Academically Talented:
Spring-Ford Area School District offers programs for the Academically Talented at all levels.á Read more below.
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Announcements
4th Annual Special Channel Meeting
Come join us for the 4th Special Channel meeting of the year on April 29th at 7PM in the Upper Providence Elementary library. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we have Dr. Jennifer Stevenson from Ursinus College coming to speak on Autism- Prevalence, Changes in Diagnostic Criteria, and Overall Awareness.
2nd Quarter IEP Progress Reports
The 2nd marking period IEP Progress Reports will be available on Skyward at 4:00 pm on February 3, 2015. The progress is provided after each goal in the IEP. Please contact your child's special education teacher or supervisor with any questions.
Special Channel Parent Meetings for 2014- 2015
Special Channel is a parent group for students in grades K-12 whose children have disabilities. The Parent group is devoted to bringing the latest research, resources and networking to all parents in the Spring-Ford Area School District. The meetings are all held on Wednesday evenings at the Upper Providence Elementary School at 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, October 1st- Meet and Greet the Special Education Supervisors
Wednesday, December 3rd- Topic- Strategies for students with disabilities dealing with anxiety
Wednesday, February 4th- Topic- Brain Wiring: Implications for Students, Teachers and Parents
Wednesday, April - Meeting rescheduled- Date April 29- Topic- Autism- Prevalence, Changes in Diagnostic Criteria and Overall Awareness

Come out and bring a friend. Network to meet other parents and share resources.

Events & Information
 Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Gifted Services
This folder contains the Annual Public Notice detailing how a student qualifies for special education and gifted services, programs available, the screening process, evaluation process, rights and protections of parents and confidentiality.
 Gifted Education
This file contains information on gifted education. Resources as well as the district acceleration guidelines are attached. Updated September 2014
 Special Channel
The folder contains information regarding Parent trainings for parents with children with disabilities in grades K-12 in the Spring-Ford Area School District.
 Special Education Policies
Policies contained in this folder have been updated as of 3/2012.
 Special Channel Flyer-4th April 29- 7-8 PM.docx
Please see attached flyer that contains details on the 4th annual Special Channel meeting.
Contacts
+ Currie, Daniel- Supervisor of Spec. Ed., Elementary K-4
+ Mason, ED.D., Jeanmarie- Supervisor of Spec. Ed., Grades 9-12
+ Raber, Christine- Supervisor of Spec. Ed., Grades 5-8
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