Special Education

The Chaplin Special Education Department is committed to providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for all special education students. Students with disabilities are educated with students without disabilities whenever possible and to the extent that is appropriate to meet their individual needs.

Special education services are provided to children, ages 3-21, who after being evaluated (with parent permission) have been identified by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) to have a disability that requires specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs and to enable them access to the general education curriculum. Parents are valuable members of the PPT and their input is necessary and welcome to ensure the planning of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that meets their child’s individual needs.

Below are some resources to help parents navigate the special education process. For further information, you may also contact the Department of Special Education at 860-786-6038. We welcome collaboration and working together with parents to ensure a successful educational experience for all students.

Dr. Deirdre J. Osypuk                                               Brenda Shead

Director of Special Education                                Administrative Assistant to Director of Special Education

dosypuk@parishhill.org                                          bshead@parishhill.org

Resources

Procedural Safeguards

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/EducationProceduralSafeguardspdf.pdf?la=en

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Parents_Guide_SE.pdf

Seclusion and Restraint Laws

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-education/2018_parental_notification_of_the_laws_relating_to_seclusion_and_restraint_in_the_public_schools.pdf?la=en

IEP Manual

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/IEP-Manual-REVISED-July-2018.pdf?la=en

Transition Bill of Rights

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/Trans_Bill_of_Rights_for_Parents_of_Students_Receiving_SpEd_Services.pdf

Building a Bridge

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/BuildingABridge.pdf