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Special Education Services

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES 
 Director: Mrs. Julie Petrin,  jpetrin@wrsd.org
 


 

The Warrior Run School District provides a full range of meaningful programs aimed at meeting the special needs of exceptional children.  The district in conjunction with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit has developed policies in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines to insure that students receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment.  Parents of exceptional children receive a written copy of these rights as part of the guaranteed due process afforded children with exceptionalities.  Individuals may review a copy of these rights available through the special education office. 

Students in the Warrior Run School District receive services through a combination of district operated programs and services contracted through the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit and neighboring school districts.  Special education is designed to meet the needs of each exceptional student, including specially designed instruction conducted in the classroom, home, community settings, hospitals, and other appropriate settings. 

Related services available to students include transportation, developmental, corrective and other support services to help an exceptional student benefit from a special education program.  Examples include: speech pathology and audiology; occupational and physical therapy, vision support services; and psychoeducational evaluation. 

Special education services are available to children who qualify in accordance with the state and federal regulations and have one or more of the following physical or mental disabilities: autism; deaf-blindness; deafness/hearing impairment; emotional disturbance; intellectual disability; specific learning disability; speech and language impairment; blindness/visual impairment; multiple disabilities; orthopedic impairment; other health impairments; or traumatic brain injury.  Furthermore, these children must be determined to be in need of special education based upon recommendations resulting from a multidisciplinary evaluation. 

Children who qualify for special education services go through a process of screening or evaluation.  If a disability is suspected parents, teachers, or other school personnel may refer a child for a screening or evaluation by contacting the principal or the district special education office. 

Parents who suspect that their child has a disability; or parents of children who have questions regarding their child's program should immediately contact the school.  Detailed information regarding parents rights and special education services and programs are available from the school district upon request.