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 - MeRobinson@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.
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:
Building a Framework for Behavior for Families
Event Date: 11/7/2018 at Summit ESC 420 Washington Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 Register here
This session is for parents, caregivers, providers, and educators of students with behavioral challenges with/without disabilities. Includes a free lunch and networking time with other parents.
Attend this workshop to:
• Get tips and techniques for avoiding and de-escalating behaviors at home
• Learn how to take care of you to be the best for your loved one and develop your own self-care plan
• Understand how to implement positive behavior supports that can lead to long-term behavioral changes
• Learn strategies to manage challenging behaviors during the unstructured time at home like school breaks and holidays
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