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Special Education

Welcome to the Special Education Department


Special Education Team

Dr. Michelle Ludwig, Director of Special Education - (717) 846-6789, ext 1227
Mrs. Jennifer Martin, Special Education Supervisor - (717) 846-6789, ext. 1225
Ms. Elizabeth Mason, Special Education Supervisor - (717) 846-6789, ext. 1201
Ms. Melissa Sebright, Special Education Supervisor - (717) 846-6789, ext 1224

Special Education is a set of services that may be provided in a variety of settings.

The Central York School District has Special Education Services and Programs available to meet the needs of identified exceptional learners as determined by Individual Education Program (IEP) teams.

The following categories of services are available for eligible learners:

  • Learning Support
  • Life Skills Support
  • Emotional Support
  • Hearing Impaired Support
  • Visually Impaired Support
  • Speech and Language Support
  • Physical Support
  • Autistic Support
  • Multiple Disabilities Support


Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, social workers, interventionists and/or others can be involved in helping to identify learners who may require Special Education Services.

  • Screening activities are conducted regularly throughout the school year by building-level intervention teams.
  • Written parental permission is required and full rights of due process are afforded to parents throughout the evaluation and identification process. Confidentiality of information is protected by local, state and federal policies and regulations.

  • A detailed explanation of parents' rights and procedural safeguards is available upon request from each school building or the Educational Service Center.

    • Learners who are not eligible to receive special education programs and services may qualify as protected learners who are handicapped and therefore be protected by other federal and state laws intended to prevent discrimination.

    • The school district must ensure that protected learners who are handicapped have equal opportunities to participate in the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate for that learner.


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