Programs for Special Needs Children
In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the Parkland 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 and programs are available for children who are determined to need 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 special education services and related programs, screening and evaluation processes designed to assess the needs of the child and his/her eligibility 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 evaluation and screening should be made in writing to the Director of Student Services, 1210 Springhouse Road, Allentown, PA 18104.