Category Archives: Special Needs

Norwell Public Schools Trying to Identify Students With Disabilities

The following article, published today in Wicked Local Norwell, might be of interest to Norwell residents:

It is the responsibility of Norwell Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Norwell who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. Further it is the responsibility of Norwell Public Schools to evaluate these students to determine if any of these students are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA 2004 (Individual with Disabilities Education Act) or the Massachusetts Special Education Regulations.

Norwell Public Schools is committed to locating children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services to three and four year olds. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development and would like to have him/her screened, you may call for an appointment at (781) 659-8800. If you or your pediatrician believes your child should be evaluated to determine eligibility for special education services, please either request verbally by calling the Office of Special Education at 781-659-8800 or by making the request in writing (include your child’s date of birth, name, address and telephone number and a brief description of your concerns) and send it to:

Suzan A. Theodorou, Administrator of Special Education, Norwell Public Schools, 328 Main St., Norwell MA, 02061.

Read more: Norwell: Special education evaluations – Norwell, Massachusetts – Norwell Mariner http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwell/news/x1768343815/Norwell-Special-education-evaluations#ixzz1nJ8wWzLP

 

The Law Office of James M. Baron represents students and parents in special education and other school-related legal matters.  Please visit http://www.lawbaron.com, or call 781-209-1166 for more information.

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Hudson SEPAC to host ‘Asperger’s Syndrome vs. Autism vs. PDD-NOS’ workshop

The following information was published by Community Advocate.  You can find the original article at:  http://tinyurl.com/7ncytpb

Hudson– The Hudson Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is hosting a workshop by Dr. Amy Shogren on autism spectrum disorders, “Asperger’s Syndrome vs. Autism vs. PDD-NOS.” The workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Room A-134 at Hudson High School.

Particpants will learn how the features of each of these diagnoses vary, as well as how children diagnosed with these developmental disabilities differ in their communicative competency, social functioning, behavioral presentation, and academic trajectory, and what interventions are important to address the challenges associated with these disabilities? The seminar will assist parents and school personnel in understanding these diagnostic categories and how to intervene at home and at school.

The workshop is free, and parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. To RSVP or for more information, call 978-212-9651 or visit www.hudsonsepac.com. Hudson High School is located at 69 Brigham St.

The Law Office of James M. Baron represents students and parents in special education and other school-related legal matters.  Please visit http://www.lawbaron.com, or call 781-209-1166 for more information.