Burlington Area School District Special Education meets the academic, social, emotional, physical, and/or communication needs of individual children where they are and gives them the tools to progress in a respectful and nurturing environment in order to participate as fully as possible in their community through:
- Early identification, focused intervention and ongoing assessment to inform instruction.
- Fostering parent orientation, advocacy and ongoing involvement.
- Integrated, proactive programming and training models.
- The use of a variety of methods, techniques, and programs that are research based and data driven.
- Ongoing communication, accountability and support among and between students, all staff and parents/guardians.
- Creative, flexible and open problem solving.
- The development of effective, efficient and financially viable options.
- Collaborative transition among and between the schools and into the community.
Special Education Program
Burlington Area School District provides a full range of Special Education services to students with handicapping conditions. Students are served whenever possible in their home school. Certain low incidence programs are offered at limited sites.
- Early Childhood programs are offered at Waller and Cooper Elementary schools.
- Speech/Language programs are offered at all of the schools including the district parochial schools.
- Project Active Citizen (PAC) House which is an 18-21 year old program. It is in collaboration with Waterford School District and is held at a residential house to help this age level of special education students become responsible citizens in the community.