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.
The Bedford, Massachusetts Special Education PAC lists the following event on their web site (http://www.bedfordsepac.com/livepage.aspx?site_id=91&page_id=1):
College Planning for Students with Learning Differences,Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m.
The Bedford High School Guidance Department.and the Bedford SEPAC present College Planning for Students with Learning Differences,Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bedford High School’s Large Group Instruction Room. The goal of this evening’s discussion is to help students with learning differences understand both the transition from high school to college and what to expect in a college setting. At our initial event last year, we had an excellent turnout, but the audience was mostly parents. We strongly encourage both students and their parents to attend this event!
We are delighted to have as panelists:
- Kirsten Behling, Director of the Office of Disability Services at Suffolk University
- Jody Goldstein, Director of Student Disabilities Services at UMass Lowell, and
- Susan Woods, Associate Dean, Student Support Services at Middlesex Community College
The following article, published today in Wicked Local Norwell, might be of interest to Norwell residents:
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.