Notice for Special Ed. Students

Programs for IDEA Eligible Students: Chapter 14

In compliance with state and federal laws, notice is hereby given by the North Penn 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 (eligible students). 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, blindness or visual impairment, deafness or hearing impairment, mental retardation, multi-handicapped, neurological impairment, other health impairments, physical disability, serious emotional disturbance, specific learning disability and speech and language impairment.

If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services or related programs (or your young child age three to school-age may be in need of early intervention), screening or evaluation processes designed to assess the needs of the child and his or her eligibility are available to you at no cost, upon a written request. You may request screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is enrolled in North Penn.

Requests for evaluation and screening are to be made in writing to the Manager of Special Education, 401 E. Hancock Street, Lansdale, PA 19446, (215) 853-1060.

Protected Handicapped Students: Chapter 15/Section 504

In compliance with state and federal laws, the North Penn 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. For further information on the evaluation procedures and provision of services to protected handicapped students, contact the director of student services.