The purpose of the Special Services Department is to ensure that the school districts of SAU 7 provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible students age 3 to 21. Additionally, Special Services will help to ensure that FAPE is delivered using policies and procedures that are in compliance with federal law and the New Hampshire Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
The Special Services Department is not limited to special education. The department covers a wide range of students including, but not limited to:
- Special Services
- Section 504
- Title IX
- 18-21 Alternate Learning Plans (ALT)
CHILD FIND: Each April we hold a DIAL screening event for children ages 30 months through 5 years. This date will be advertised here and in the newspapers! The screening evaluates motor skills, speech and language abilities, cognitive/academic skills, and social emotional abilities. This screening will support us in making referrals for special education services as needed. Contact the Coordinator of Special Services, Jennifer Noyes (information below) if your child falls within this age range and you have concerns regarding the skills mentioned above. Local private pre schools have been provided with referral information and forms.
Additionally contact the Coordinator of Special Services, Jennifer Noyes for questions relating to special education referrals or to make a referral.
For more information please contact Jennifer Noyes, Coordinator of Special Services.