Pupil Services

35 Wheelbarrow Lane

East Haven, CT 06513

Director of Pupil Services - Robert Swan

203-468-3312 (Phone)

203-468-3868 (Fax)

East Haven Public Schools provide a free, appropriate public education for each preschool and school-aged child requiring special education and related services. The district provides each child requiring special education and related services with a program appropriate to the child's needs as set forth in an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

East Haven Public Schools have established procedures for developing, implementing, reviewing, maintaining, and evaluating IEP's for each child requiring special education and related services. The IEP is based on the diagnostic findings and the educational progress of the child. Changes in a child's IEP can only occur through recommendations made at a PPT meeting based upon the current IEP and information relating to the child's current educational performance. An IEP shall be in effect at the beginning of each school year for every child with a disability who requires special education services. Before any student with disabilities is initially placed in a special education program, a full individual evaluation of the child's educational needs is conducted by the East Haven Public Schools.

Parent Resources relating to Individualized Education Programs:

Parent Guide to Special Education in Connecticut

English - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/Parents_Guide_SE.pdf

Spanish - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/DEPS/Special/Parents_Guide_SE_Span.pdf

Individualized Education Plan Manual

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/IEPManual.pdf

Building a Bridge, A Resource For High School Students

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/BuildingABridge.pdf

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center

http://www.cpacinc.org/

Other useful information can be found at the state department website by clicking on the following link:

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&Q=320730

Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools

English - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/pressroom/parental_notification_tri_fold.pdf

Spanish - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/deps/special/notificaci%C3%B3n_a_los_padres_acerca_de_las_leyes_relacionadas_con_el_uso_de_aislamiento_y_restricci%C3%B3n_en_las_escuelas_p%C3%BAblicas.pdf

Procedural Safeguards Notice

English - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/Prosaf.pdf

Spanish - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/Prosaf_Spanish.pdf

Medicaid Information

English - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dMTl4R0hTajN4TkE/view?usp=sharing

Spanish - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dY1BHTjJBNUVmeUk/view?usp=sharing

Autism Toolkit: Challenging behaviors represent some of the most concerning and stressful features of autism. These behaviors can often cause harm or damage, family and staff stress and caregiver burnout. Parents may feel guilty and responsible. It is important to know that you should not blame yourself for behaviors that you find difficult. Sometimes, the extraordinary steps parents go through for their children with complex needs might not be enough and additional supports and resources might be necessary.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dQ3U4RTM5c2VsZUxEa3JDc1k0RUZmSk5TWC1v/view?usp=sharing

Children's Mental Health Resource:

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being. Looking for information on children's mental health? Check out the link below for more information including child trauma, mental health in school, infant/early childhood mental health and best evidence-based practices.

http://www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com

Homeless Education:

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&q=320796

Talented and Gifted (TAG):

Students performing in the top percentile ranks on nationally normed and standardized assessments, as well as in daily classwork or demonstrate outstanding talent in the creative arts are considered for a Talented and Gifted classification.

For more information on the Talented and Gifted process, please see the "TAG" tab under "Teaching and Learning."

New Haven Resource Guide:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9demNiOWpuaXRiRkFuVnN3LWdGTlI5cW5sQ0lZ/view?usp=sharing

East Haven Public School Resource Guide:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQpP42WHt9dUWQ3ZVdYdU9QaEE/view?usp=sharing