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Special Education

It is the policy of the Windber Area School District that every child shall be provided with the opportunity for a free, appropriate, and public education. Based on Gaskins vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it is required that school districts increase their capacity to educate students with disabilities in regular education classrooms with appropriate supports. Therefore, students with disabilities in the Windber Area School District are educated with students who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. The Windber Area School District is committed to providing all necessary supplemental aids and services available to all exceptional students who need them before considering a more restrictive placement. In addition, these services are designed to provide meaningful educational benefits and are delivered in such a manner that avoids stigmatizing students.
Richard Lucas, Director of Special Education & School Enhancement
 Special Services Coordinator & Homeless Liaison

Windber Area Special Education & Related Services
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Assistive Technology Devices
  • Audiology
  • Behavior Management Programs
  • Blind and Visually Impaired Support
  • Early Identification and Assessment of Disabilities
  • Extended School Year
  • Hearing Impaired Support
  • Homeless Liaison
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Support
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Social Work Services
  • School-Age Special Education Supports
  • Speech & Language Services
  • Student Assistance Programs
  • Transition Services
  • Vocational Education