Dr. Gerard Crisonino - Director
Special Education Parent Hotline
The belief that each child matters is at the heart of all of our efforts in the Department of Special Education. We are dedicated to creating all-inclusive schools with programs and services that promote the success of all students. We nurture collaboration between students, families and school staff ensuring support for students with disabilities and their family’s through the implementation of individualized education programs in the least restrictive environment.
All district schools are supported by our comprehensive academic and behavioral support system. Students with disabilities are educated with their non-disabled peers and receive the same programs and services available to our general education population.
The Department of Special Education provides support through our Leaders Integrating and Networking Knowledge and Support Team ( L.I.N.K.S.). L.I.N.K.S. facilitates program development, training and professional seminars on best inclusion practices, assessment, differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, behavioral strategies, adapted physical education, life skills, social skills, verbal behavior, and much more.
The Department of Special Education assures parents are an integral part of our comprehensive support system. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (P.A.C.) consists of parents representing each school asdesignated by the school's principal. The S.E. P.A.C. meets monthly and assists in planning and disseminating information on programs and services to the community.