Special Education Department

  • (717) 367-1521 ext. 10008
     
    Walter Smith (walter_smith@etownschools.org)
    Director of Special Education
    ADA Section 504 Coordinator
     
    Lisa Souders (lisa_souders@etownschools.org)
    Secretary, Supervisor of Special Education
     
    Pamela Miller (pamela_miller@etownschools.org)
    Special Education Consultant

    Overview
    Elizabethtown Area School District provides a continuum of free and appropriate services for students determined to be eligible for special education without discrimination or cost to the student or family.  Special Education services are available to all students K through 12. The student is provided related aids, services, or accommodations in order for the student to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and activities.  Students are educated in the Least Restrictive Environment to the greatest extent appropriate for that child.  
     
    To qualify as a student with a disability, the student must be evaluated by the school district's multidisciplinary team, be school age, in need of specially designed instruction, and meet eligibility criteria of one or more of the following physical or mental disabilities, as indicated by Pennsylvania State Standards:

     

    • Autism                        
    • Blindness/Visual Impairment
    • Deafness/Hearing Impairment
    • Deaf Blindness
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Mental Retardation
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech or Language Impairment

     

     

    Elizabethtown Area School District protects the confidentiality of information gathered  regarding exceptional and protected handicapped students in accordance with state and federal laws and the District's student records policy.