• Early Intervention Transition Parent Information

  • Overview:

    Annually, Districts across the Commonwealth partner with their regional Intermediate Units to transition students receiving Early Intervention (EI) services to school-age services. Wallingford-Swarthmore School District's (WSSD) procedure is consistent with this practice. In partnership with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU), WSSD attends the DCIU county-wide fall transition orientation for all families and holds individual meetings to welcome families throughout the winter. Often the process can seem overwhelming and lengthy; here are the steps, important links, and timelines below to help make your child’s transition smoother.

    Steps:

    • Attend the DCIU county-wide orientation
    • Register your child for Kindergarten if you are intending for your child to transition to school-age programming
    • Sign the intent to register and release of records provided by your DCIU team
    • Attend your child’s meet & greet individualized transition meeting
    • The team will review documents, conduct observations, interview DCIU and outside providers, and gather additional data from you
    • You will receive a letter with the District’s intent that follows one of three options:
      • Accept EI IEP, and provide NOREP
      • Accept EI documentation, and write a school-age IEP with NOREP
      • Re-evaluate for additional information or to determine if a school-age identification criteria are present and applicable
    • After the letter is sent, your elementary school psychologist or kindergarten case manager will contact you to discuss the letter and communicate the next steps

    For more information, please contact Jean Solecki, Special Education Supervisor at the Office of Student Services. For building-specific information, please contact your neighborhood elementary building principal.

    Important Links:

    WSSD Registration Page

    DCIU EI page

    Transition Overview Meeting

    PDE Parent information to school age

     

    Timelines:

  • WSSD Administrators Contact Info:

     

    Office of Student Services
    Jean Solecki
    Supervisor of Special Education
    jsolecki@wssd.org
    610-892-3470 ext. 1503


    Nether Providence Elementary
    Al Heinle
    Principal
    aheinle@wssd.org
    610-892-3470 ext. 4101


    Swarthmore-Rutledge School
    Angela Tuck
    Principal
    atuck@wssd.org
    610-892-3470 ext. 4501


    Wallingford Elementary School
    Gabriel Savage
    Principal
    gsavage@wssd.org
    610-892-3470 ext. 4301