| Kay C. Seale
Manager of Special Education & Intervention Services
|Child Find Notice|
|It is the responsibility of the Worcester Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Worcester, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of the Worcester Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or 306 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).
The Worcester Public Schools is committed to identifying children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four year olds. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s development and would like to have him/her screened, please call Mary Meola at the Special Education office for an appointment at 508-799-3311 or Peg Iandoli-Cole, Assistant Director for Special Services for more information at 508-799-3093.
If you have any concerns about your child, at any age, please contact the Principal at your child’s school for information about the SSP process (Student Support Process) available to you. Through this school-based process, strategies are developed to support your child and help determine if a referral for a special education evaluation is needed.