Resources for Children with Special Needs

The term “special education” refers to a range of services that can be provided to students in multiple ways and in different settings. There’s no “one size fits all” approach to special education. Each special education plan is tailored to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Students are identified for this program through a multidisciplinary evaluation. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who experience learning or difficulties that cannot be adequately met without supplemental aids and services. Each student is provided with an Individual Education Program that meets his/her needs.

Special education focuses on helping students with disabilities learn in the settings that are least restrictive for their needs. In fact, federal law says that children who get special education services should learn in the same classrooms as other students as much as possible. The services and supports for one student may be very different from those of another student. It’s all about identifying the needs of the individual child and providing them the strategies and resources they need to make progress in school.

For more information about Special Education in the Forest Area School District please contact:

Special Education Administrator: Mrs. Arner

Special Education Facilitator: Mrs. Butler
814-927-6688 or 814-755-3302

Special Education