School Support Team and Services
What is Special Education?
Special education is a broad term used by the law to describe specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a child who has a disability. These services are provided by the public school system and are free of charge. Services can include instruction in the classroom, at home, in hospitals and institutions. Learning disabilities cover a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from mild to severe. They can include mental, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities.
What is the goal of Special Education?
Special education makes it possible for your child to achieve academic success in the least restrictive environment despite their disability. The federal law governing the system is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA. IDEA entitles all children with learning disabilities to a free appropriate education (FAPE). Examples of "appropriate" programs include:
- A specific program or class for your child.
- Access to specialists.
- Modifications in the educational program such as curriculum and teaching methods.
Our School Team - Please note the days of the week they are available at 49!
School Psychologist - Dr. Danielle Farrell
School Social Worker - Deborah Avellaneda
Guidance Counselor - Lisa Viglietta
Clerical Worker - Sabrina Jenkins (Monday-Friday)