Child Find Statement

  • In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the School District of Springfield Township that it conducts ongoing identification activities as a part of its school program for the purpose identifying students who may be in need of special education and related services. If your child is identified by the District as in need of such services, you will be notified of applicable procedures. These services and the transportation to them are paid for by the school district. Services and programs are available for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:

    1. Autism / Pervasive Development Disorder
    2. Blindness / Visual Impairment
    3. Deafness / Hearing Impairment
    4. Deafness / Blindess
    5. Developmental Delay
    6. Emotional Disturbance
    7. Intellectual Delay
    8. Multiple Disabilities
    9. Orthopedic Impairment
    10. Other Health Impairment
    11. Specific Learning Disability
    12. Speech and Language Impairment
    13. Traumatic Brain Injury

    If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services and related programs, screening and evaluation processes designed to assess the needs of the child and his/her eligibility are available to you at no cost, upon written request. This process may include a review of functional vision, hearing and a review of speech and language. You may request screening and evaluation at any time. Requests for Multidisciplinary Evaluation and screening are to be made in writing to the Director of Special Education and Student Support Services, 1901 East Paper Mill Road, Oreland, PA 19075.  Communication with parents or guardians is in English and, if necessary, in the native language or other mode of communication used by the parents or student.

    In compliance with state and federal law, the Director of Special Education and Student Support Services will provide to each protected handicapped student, without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide access to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program. These services for protected handicapped students are distinct from those applicable to all exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.

    If a preschool child is suspected of being eligible for early intervention, evaluation and services are provided through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Information can be obtained by calling (610) 755-9400 and asking for the Early Intervention Department.

    For further information on the rights of parents and their children, provision of services, evaluation and screening (including purpose, time and location), you may contact the Director of Special Education and Student Support Services at (215) 233-6000 at extension 1021.

    Confidentiality: All information gathered about your child is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in federal and state law. The District has policies and procedures in effect governing the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure to third parties of this information. For information about these policies and procedures, as well as rights of confidentiality and access to educational records, you may contact, in writing, at Director of Special Education and Student Support Services, 1901 East Paper Mill Road, Oreland, PA 19075.