• 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

    Multiple Disabilities Support

    Vision

    Deaf and Hearing Impaired Support

    Orientation and Mobility

    Blind or Visually Impaired Support 

    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