The Lower Merion School District has an extensive array of transition services that prepares all students for success in their post- secondary choices. Exploration of these options begins by 14 years of age and continues through graduation. Students' interest and aptitudes are assessed at the secondary level and students have opportunities to participate in visits to colleges, universities, and trade schools, as well as the Learning Disabilities Symposium at Montgomery County. In addition to a full time Transition Coordinator, the District has two full time job coaches who support special education students participating in community-based work experiences and training.
ESY programs and services are offered by the District to meet the needs of eligible students during the summer months. Specific services provided are based on a careful review of data by the IEP team taking into consideration the individual needs of a student and eligibility for ESY.
The District complies with the American with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA) to provide students with a disability access to educational programs equal to their nondisabled peers. The student's disability and the necessary services, aids, and accommodations are reviewed by a school team with the parent/guardian and a 504 Service Agreement is developed for the student. Student's eligibility and the specific accommodations necessary are reviewed on a yearly basis with the parent. Consent of parent/guardian is necessary to implement a Service Agreement.