Additional Resources

 As a parent, you are an expert when it comes to understanding your child. However, you may not be an expert in understanding special education.

Parents play an essential role in achieving positive learning outcomes for their child. The following resources will help you become a well-informed participant in your child's special education program.

Special Education ConsultLine
The Special Education ConsultLine is a service provided by the Office for Dispute Resolution.

The ConsultLine advisors answer questions about special education programs and the laws governing these programs for parents of and advocates for children with disabilities, or those who are thought to be disabled. The special education experts at ConsultLine can:

  • Speak with parents about the processes involved in having a child evaluated, identified, and provided with special education, accommodations, and related services
  • Provide information about the procedural safeguards (parent's rights) available to parents of students and young children with disabilities
  • Provide information about, access to, and assistance with, the formal complaint process and other opportunities to address disagreements
  • Provide callers with information about appropriate resources that may be relevant to their questions or concerns.

Toll Free in PA: 1-800-879-2301
Outside PA: 717-541-4960 ext. 3332


Parent Guides / Publications
The Parent Guides and other publication resources listed below provide a wealth of useful information on special education and other issues.

Parent Guides
Family's Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania
http://www.mciu.org/Divisions/SpecialEducation/EarlyInterventionOverview.aspx*

Pennsylvania Parent Guide to Special Education For School Aged Children
http://www.pattan.net*

*Note: This link will let you leave the Souderton Area School District Web site. The linked site is not under the control of the School District, and the School District is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The School District is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the School District.