Special Education Programs

Special Education Programs

The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District offers a continuum of specialized services from preschool to the age of 22.  We provide learning center and specialized programs, as well as related services to meet the needs of individual learners.  All programs emphasize skill development and skill remediation along with the development of self-advocacy skills for greater independence and responsibility for learning.  Click on the link for our 2019-20 Special Education Program Descriptions.

Electronic Document Access: PowerSchool Parent Portal

Parents of students with IEPs and 504 Plans can find their student’s documents in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  It continues to be our goal to support parents in having immediate and ongoing electronic access to their child’s special education documents (with the exception of short gaps of time between semesters and over the summer when we have to close the Portal to roll data over and conduct maintenance/ upgrades).  The Parent Portal allows families to have ongoing access to their child’s special education documents, such as IEPs and progress reports in order to be fully aware of and support their plan. Families can find instructions on how to access these documents HERE and also in the Portal.  (Note: If your family does not already have an account set up in the Parent Portal, you will need to create one.  Then you will be able to access documents 24-48 hours later.) 

 

Starting in 2019-20, we are excited to share that we are also adding Docu-Sign to our list of applications for parents to sign special education documents electronically.  (If you have purchased real estate in the last few years, you have no doubt used Docu-Sign.)  Now, when we seek parent consent for 504 evaluations, IEPs, a special education placement or evaluation, we will send a Docu-sign email with links to the document we need signed, along with a reminder to review the accompanying Notice in the Parent Portal.  Our goal with online documents and electronic signatures is to support families to have ongoing access to their student's documents and to streamline the consent process.

Do you know a child who may have a disability and or may be eligible for special education?

Massachusetts Special Education Law (formerly known as Chapter 766) and the federal special education law IDEA mandate identification programs that find and evaluate children requiring special education from age three through twenty-one. If the child has a disability and requires specially-designed instruction, known as special education, in order to make effective progress in the general education curriculum, then the child may receive special education services.

If you suspect that a child may have a disability and may require special education in order to make effective progress in general education, please have the child's parent and/or legal guardian contact the Director of Special Education or the team leader of his/her school. 

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