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Pupil Services

Under federal and state statutes, children requiring special education are those children who have one or more of the following disabilities which adversely affect their educational performance and who require specially designed instruction: autistic, deaf-blind, hearing impaired, learning disabled, intellectually disabled, multi-handicapped, orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, emotionally disturbed, speech/language impaired, visually impaired/blind, traumatic brain injury, developmentally delayed (infants and preschool age). Special education is available to preschool children who have attained the age of three years and whose degree and type of disability, based on the evaluation by the Planning and Placement Team, is such that the absence of special education will impair the child's educational development to the extent that it is unlikely that the child will be able to make satisfactory educational progress when the child attains school age.

The term special education means specially designed instruction, special classes, programs and services, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.

Please visit our schools to meet the staff and view the programs by linking to Cornwall Consolidated School, Lee H. Kellogg School, Kent Center School, North Canaan Elementary School, Salisbury Central School, Sharon Center School, and the Housatonic Valley Regional High School; links can be found on the Regional home page