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Special Education

Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs (PDF)

The U.S. Congress enacted the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to assure that all children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) designed to meet their unique needs in the least restrictive environment. In accordance with this law and Pennsylvania School Code (Chapter 14), Souderton Area School District provides, without cost to parents, screenings and evaluations, appropriate programs, and services to all students determined to be exceptional and in need of specially designed instruction and related services. Services are provided for the full range of disabilities listed below:

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

Every effort is made to serve students at their home schools using an inclusive approach towards instructional delivery. For those children whose educational needs cannot be met in a district program, the IEP Team works together to find an appropriate placement through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit classes or alternative/approved private schools.

Special education instruction is aligned with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. A guiding principle in the delivery of instruction to students with special needs is that standards-based instruction provides a solid foundation for all students to master the academic content, skills, and competencies for lifelong learning, independence, and professional growth. Students participate in all school activities including community based vocational education programs.

For further information about Special Education, please contact:

Barbara Bescher, Supervisor of Special Education - Elementary

Middle Schools
Carleen Flansbury, Supervisor of Special Education - Middle Schools

High School:
Matthew Montagna, Supervisor of Special Education - High School