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Departments: Special Education

The Special Education Department administrative offices are located at Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Avenue on the 6th floor. The main phone number is 781-316-3530.

Alison Elmer, Director of Special Education
Phone: 781-316-3533
E-mail: aelmer@arlington.k12.ma.us.

 • SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATION LADDER
 • SPECIAL EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

CHILD FIND

It is the responsibility of the Arlington Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Arlington, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability. It is also the responsibility of Arlington 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 603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).

Please see the below document for additional information.

 • Child Find Public Notice

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR

 • Extended School Year Services

MASSHEALTH (MEDICAID)

 • Medicaid Consent-Specific Questions and Answers

 • Questions on Parental Consent for MassHealth (DESE Website)

 • Massachusetts Parental Notice with One-Time Consent to Allow the School
   District To Access MassHealth (Medicaid) Benefits

PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS

 • Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The Arlington Public Schools provides a comprehensive array of programs and services from pre-school through grades 12 designed to address the needs of identified students who have a disability and require specialized instruction. All students who are serviced with an Individual Education Program (IEP) are assigned a Special Education Liaison. This liaison serves as a case manager and contact person for staff and parents involved in the support and implementation of the studentís IEP. The liaison also collaborates with the general education teachers to ensure accommodations and modifications are implemented as outlined on the studentís IEP, as well as possibly provide direct instruction as specified on the IEP.

STAFF DIRECTORY

Please select from the below directory options to view/print a listing of administrative staff, services providers and specialists currently assigned to your child's school. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

 • Central Office Staff and District Wide Staff
 • Arlington High School Staff    • Hardy Elementary Staff
 • Ottoson Middle School Staff    • Peirce Elementary Staff
 • Gibbs School Staff    • Stratton Elementary Staff
 • Bishop Elementary Staff    • Thompson Elementary Staff
 • Brackett Elementary Staff    • Preschool Staff
 • Dallin Elementary Staff    



   

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