Special Education Information
The Special Education Department provides a wide range of educational experiences offering equal opportunities and meets the individual needs of each student. All children can learn when given a strong foundation of educational experiences in cooperation with our surrounding community. The Danville Area School District creates a safe and stimulating teaching and learning environment that produces lifelong learners who are prepared for daily life in a constantly changing society. The services include: Autistic Support, Emotional Support, Learning Support, Life-Skills Support, Multi-Disabilities Support, and Speech and Language Support. For other services needed by our students, we partner with Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit #16 and KidVentures Therapy, Inc.
In compliance with state and federal laws, notice is hereby given by the Danville Area School District that it conducts ongoing identification activities as part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who need special education and related services (eligible students).
If the district identifies your child as possibly in need of such services, you will be notified of procedures, individualized services and programs available for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions.
- Emotional Disturbance
- Hearing Impaired
- Intellectual Disability
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech and Language Impairment
If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education screening or evaluation, services are available to you at no cost, upon written request. You may request screening and evaluation at any time, even if your child is not enrolled in the district's public school program. Requests for evaluation and screening are made to any building principal, school psychologist or the Director of Special Education.
If you disagree with the results of the evaluation, you have a right to access an outside evaluation for your child. The Danville Area School district complies with all federal and state regulations and requirements regarding access to and provision of independent evaluations.
Act 212, the Early Intervention Services System Act, entitles all preschool - age children with disabilities (ages three to the age of district enrollment) to appropriate early intervention services. The Pennsylvania Department of children. Education is responsible for providing those services to children.
For further information, contact the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit Preschool Program at 570-523-1155.