NOTICE TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO RESIDE IN WHITEHALL-COPLAY SCHOOL DISTRICT
In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the Whitehall-Coplay School District that it conducts on-going 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: 1. Autism/pervasive development disorder2. Blindness or visual impairment3. Deafness or hearing impairment4. Developmental delay5. Mentally gifted6. Mental retardation7. Multi-handicapped8. Neurological impairment9. Other health impairments10. Physical disability11. Serious emotional disturbance12. Specific learning disability13. Speech and language impairment
If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services and related programs or your young child (age 3 to school-age) may be in need of early intervention, 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. 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 are to be made in writing to Mrs. Brooke Clary, Director of Special Education.
Special education programs for students with disabilities are provided by the district. The district operates a continuum of learning support programs, emotional support programs, and itinerant speech and language services. Inclusion and self-contained programs exist in all grade levels. A contract with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit (C.L.I.U.) provides additional services for students with special needs.