WELCOME TO THE WILSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
 
Introduction
The Department of Special Education administers the delivery of educational evaluation, identification, placement and program to students with disabilities and/or gifted ability under the mandates of the federal and state guidelines.  The School District, in conjunction with the Berks County Intermediate Unit and approved private schools in our area, offers a continuum of services to meet the individual needs of all identified students.
 
Programs for Special Needs Children
In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the Wilson School District that it conducts ongoing identification activities as a 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 of applicable procedures.  Individualized services are available to meet specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:

Autism

Deaf-Blindness

Deafness

Emotional Disturbance

Hearing Impairment

Mental
Retardation

Multiple Disabilities

Orthopedic Impairment

Other Health Impairment

Specific
Learning Disability

Speech or
Language Impairment

Traumatic
Brain Injury

Visual
Impairment

Mentally
Gifted

 
If you believe that your school age child may be in need of services and related programs, screening and evaluation processes to assess the needs of the child and his/her ability are available to you at no cost, upon written request.  Early intervention services are available for young children (age 3 to school age).  You may request screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is enrolled in the district's public school program.  Requests for screening and evaluation should be made in writing to Dr. Kate Long, Director of Pupil Services, Wilson School District, 2601 Grandview Blvd., West Lawn, PA19609-1324.
 
In compliance with state and federal law, the Wilson School District will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services 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 handicapped student, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.  These services and protections for "protected handicapped students" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or students with disabilities enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.
 
Programs and Services offered by the Wilson School District
 
It is through a combination of programs and services that the District provides to special education students
 a Free and Appropriate Public Education
 
Notice of Special Education Services
 
Aviso de Servicios de Educación Especial
 

PROGRAMS

SERVICES

Learning Support

Speech & Language Therapy

Life Skills Support

Physical Therapy

Emotional Support

Occupational Therapy

Autistic Support

Hearing Impaired

Deaf and Hearing Impaired Support

Vision

Blind or Visually Impaired Support

Orientation and Mobility

 

Early Intervention

 

Pragmatic Language

 

Health Services

 

Counseling Services

 

Social Skills Training

 

Behavior Support Plans

 

Educational Needs Assessment

 

Transition Planning

 

Psychological Services

 

Psychological Assessment

 

Parent Involvement

 
All information gathered about your child is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in federal and state law. The district has policies and procedures in effect governing the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure to third parties of this information.  For information about those policies and procedures, as well as rights of confidentiality and access to educational records, you may contact in writing Dr. Kate Long, Director of Pupil Services, or any building principal.
 
For further information on the rights of parents and children, provision of services, evaluation and screening, you may contact in writing Dr. Kate Long, Director of Pupil Services, or any building principal.
 
PARENT RESOURCES
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)  - Special Education section of PDE
 
PA Training and Technical Assistance Network
 
Parent Training - Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU)
 
Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)
Phone:  1.800.222.3353
 
Berks County Intermediate Unit
610.987.2248