Kim Di Salvo, Director of Student Services
Angie Gannett, Out of District/Preschool Coordinator
Jill Huckins, Special Education Assistant
SAU #48 provides quality instructional services to students who require special education, are age 3 through 21 and have not yet received a regular high school diploma. Schools IEP teams are charged to work hand in hand with parents to determine if students are in need of special education services and if so to determine what services may be required to facilitate student progress within the general curriculum. It is a federal requirement that that to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated alongside their non-disabled peers. IEP teams work together to develop appropriate Individualized Education Plans to be implemented in the Least Restrictive Environment in accordance with IDEA and the New Hampshire Standards for the education of children with disabilities.
Some students with disabilities require accommodations under section 504. Under this provision, an individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment. The question of whether a student requires an accommodation plan under section 504 is determined on a case-by-case basis in the context of a 504 team.