Special Programs Department
Justin Haren, Special Programs Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita DeHoff, Special Programs Secretary - email@example.com
Tiffanie Palas, School Psychologist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Ward, School Psychologist - email@example.com
Jen Bennett, Speech Pathologist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Kittka, Speech Pathologist
Melissa Robinson, Speech Pathologist - Melissa.Robinson@lepapps.org
The Special Program Department's role is to support parents, teachers, and principals in the location, identification, and provision of educational services for students with exceptional learning needs within the Louisville City School District.
The Department coordinates special education evaluations, placements in instructional programs, and support services throughout the district and maintains compliance with state and federal laws. These services are provided in a variety of settings ranging from regular classroom placement to small self-contained classrooms and homebound services.
The Louisville City Schools Integrated Preschool serves children with special needs and typical peers and is supervised under the Special Program Office.
2019 Summer Camp Program, The Arc of Ohio collaborating with Echoing Hills
SENSORY STRATEGY SPACE
The Louisville Public Library officially opened a new Sensory Strategy Space. The unique space is entirely dedicated to the special needs community free of charge. The sensory space resides within the library’s historic building on Main Street.
The library will hold special sensory programming such as:
On the Third Thursday of each month, OCALI offers an online information broadcast specifically for families of children with disabilities. You’ll learn from experts in the field and from other parents as they talk about a range of topics and identify resources to help families.
Pegasus Farm has been serving children and adults with special needs for over 30 years, providing therapeutic equestrian activities and adult day services. During the summer Pegasus provides additional programming to respond to the needs of families who seek beneficial activities for their children. For more information please feel free to visit their website at www.pegasusfarm.org.
Resources for parents
Resources for staff
Integrated Preschool page
Developmental Milestone Checklist