Our Special Education Office coordinates services for students with special learning needs. Should you have a question regarding any special education related matters, please feel free to contact us at 610-892-3470 ext. 1505.
Identification of Students with Special Learning Needs
The Wallingford-Swarthmore School District provides (without cost to parents) screenings, evaluations, and appropriate programs for students who require these services. The Child Find annual Notice is a federally-mandated annual notice describing this obligation. A similar document is published every year in The Daily Times, on behalf of the 15 school districts in Delaware County. Should you need information regarding Early Intervention (pre-Kindergarten programs) screenings and evaluations, please contact the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. The process begins with a simple telephone call from the child's parent or legal guardian to the DCIU Preschool Special Education Department (610-565-0618).
Confidentiality of Student Records
We have established procedures to provide you with access to your child's education records and to protect any personally identifiable information in those records. The Student Records Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information document gives detailed information regarding this process.
Mandated Chapter 15 Notice
Services to students with disabilities are often provided through a Chapter 15 “Service Agreement” or “504 Plan” rather than an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Services for students covered by the Federal IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) are defined in Chapter 14 of Pennsylvania Law and are implemented with a document called an IEP (Individualized Education Program). Please call us to discuss the District's procedures and processes to determine Chapter 15 eligibility Protected Handicapped Notice.