In accordance with the PL 94-142 legislation, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, we are seeking to locate all children ages 1 day to 21 years, residing in the Elwood School District, who because of a disability or special need may require special education or supportive services. This information is needed for us to plan educational services for preschool children ages 3 to 4 and school-age children 5 to 21, as well as to provide appropriate services for those who may have left school because of a disability without a diploma and wish to return before age 21 to complete their education.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) insures that all children with disabilities have available to them a free, appropriate public education, which includes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs. It further assures that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected.
If you have a child who you believe may have a disability that may require special education or related services, please advise the school district by calling the Office of Special Education at 631-266-5400, ext. 437. We can advise you of evaluation and intervention services available at no cost to you. Children who need help and receive it early have a better chance of school success.