Special Services

The mission of the special services department is to provide a continuum of services to any student identified as having special educational needs as determined by a planning placement team (PPT). The majority of special education instructional time is invested in the direct support of students with identified educational disabilities that are enrolled here at Edwin O. Smith or in appropriate programs at other schools. Special education services must be provided in full compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504), and Connecticut General Status 10-76 a-j.

Special Services Handbook

A copy of the special services handbook is available in the special services office.

Special Services Handbook - Table of Contents

  • Director's Message
  • Overview of Special Services
  • The Referral Process
  • Special Education Programs
  • Related Services Programs
    • Psychological Services
    • Social Work Services
    • Guidance Services
    • Special Transportation
    • Staff Collaboration
    • Speech and Language Services
    • Counseling Services
    • Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Services
    • Assistive Technology
  • Home Instruction
  • Graduation
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Education Records
  • Due Process Procedures
    • Mediation
    • Hearing
    • Attorney Fees
    • Complaint Procedures
    • A Final Note
  • Resources for Parents
Contact Information
Steven Bayne, Director Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Phone: 860-429-7739
Fax: 860-487-2290
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