SPECIAL EDUCATION

SPECIAL EDUCATION

 
The Pelham Schools offer comprehensive special education programs for students who require alternative instructional support, based upon a disability identified by the Committee on Special Education. Our schools offer a continuum of programs including: Resource Room, Consultant Teacher, Special classes, and Inclusion classes.
 

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
The District is interested in locating local preschool children who may require planning for special education services. If a parent or guardian suspects his or her child has a disability or delay, they should contact the office of their neighborhood elementary school to register the child. Once registered, the parent may send a letter to the Office of Special Education, 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803 to request that the child is evaluated by the Committee on Preschool Special Education. The Chairperson of this committee is Lauren Ribeiro. She may be reached at 738-3434, ext 1152 for further information.



Committee on Special Education (CSE)
When a student is suspected of having a disability, a referral is made to the Committee on Special Education (CSE). A referral may be made by a parent or guardian, a teacher, physician, judicial officer or designee of a public agency with responsibility for the welfare, health, or education of the child, or by the student who is 18 years or older. The student is evaluated by a multidisciplinary team to determine eligibility as a student with a disability. Parents are members of the Committee that makes recommendations regarding their child. Referrals can be made in writing to the Office of Special Education, 18 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803.  For further information contact Rosemary Matthews, Director of Special Education or Lauren Ribeiro, CPSE/CSE Chairperson at 738-3434, ext. 3.