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Lower Merion School District

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Special Education

Lower Merion School District provides an extensive range of educational services and supports for students with special needs within our schools. These services include: Learning Support, Emotional Support, Autistic Support, and Life Skills Support. Speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing support, vision therapy, and transition services also are provided to eligible students requiring these services due to an educational need. A broad array of supplementary aids and services to support students' educational needs includes communication devices, audio versions of books, assistive technology, a braille production center, and pre-vocational opportunities. The continuum of programs and services for children with disabilities varies in accordance with the changing needs of our community.

Covid Compensatory Services

Presentation Slides from October 2020

Covid-19 Compensatory Services (CCS) refers to services as determined by an IEP team needed to remedy a student’s skill and/or behavior loss and/or lack of progress that resulted from an LEA’s inability to provide Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) while using alternative instructional models due to the Covid-19 pandemic and forced school closures. 

Additional information can be found on the website for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on the PDE Website for COVID-19 Compensatory Services.

For additional support, please contact the appropriate Special Education Supervisor.

Kimberly Fraser

Director of Student Services and Special Education

Beth Cavalier

Supervisor of Special Education Grades 4-6

Stefani Doyle

Special Education Supervisor Grades K-3 and Early Intervention

Gwen Nartowicz

Supervisor of Special Education Grades 7-9

Adil Nure

Lead Supervisor of Clinical Services & Gifted Education

Melissa Sinapi-Gibson

Lead Supervisor of Special Education, Supervisor of Special Education Grades 10-12