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-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.