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
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.
COORDINATED PROGRAM REVIEW (CPR)
In November of 2016, the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) was on-site to complete the District's Coordinated Program Review (CPR.) A final report and corrective action plan was issued in July 2017. You can read the report in its entirety here.
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.
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.