Notice of special education services

  • The public school districts and charter schools of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (“the Delaware County school entities”), provide special education and related service to resident children with disabilities who are ages three through twenty-one. The purpose of this notice is to describe:

    1. the types of disabilities that might qualify the child for such programs and services
    2. the special education programs and related services that are available
    3. the process by which each of the Delaware County School entities screens and evaluates such students to determine eligibility
    4. the special rights that pertain to such children and their parents or legal guardians.
  • What types of disability might qualify a child for special education and related services?

  • What programs and services are available for children with disabilities?

  • The individualized education program or (IEP)

  • How do the public schools screen and evaluate children to determine eligibility for special education and related services? The multidisciplinary team evaluation

  • Screening

  • What special rights and protections do children with disabilities and their parents have?

  • Rights and Protections Prior Written Notice

  • Consent

  • Protection in Evaluation Procedures

  • Independent Educational Evaluation

  • Timeline for requesting due process

  • Due Process Hearing Procedures

  • Filing and service of the due process hearing request

  • Contents of due process hearing request and challengingsufficiency of hearing request

  • Response to request

  • This notice is only a summary of the special education services, evaluation and screening activities, and rights and protections pertaining to children with disabilities, children thought to be disabled, and their parents. For more information or to request evaluation or screening of a public or private school child contact your district.  For preschool age children, information can also be obtained, and screenings and evaluations requested, by contacting the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.