• Lewiston-Porter Special Education Department

Special Education Parental Involvement Survey

  • The New York State Education Department requires school districts to collect feedback on various areas of special education programs each year. This year's focus is on Parental Involvement. There are two ways that we are collecting this information. The first method will an electronic survey that you may complete by clicking the link below. The second is by requesting a hard copy that will be mailed to you with a self-addressed envelope.

    Please note in order to complete the survey online you must enter a unique code that is assigned to you. You may obtain your code by emailing Amanda Phillips in the Special Education office at aphillips@lew-port.com. 

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. Your participation is appreciated. 

    Click here to access the online survey  

Special Education Office

  • Melissa Laun 

    Director of Special Education and Grants

    716.286.7250

    mlaun@lew-port.com

     

    Special Education Clerical

    Amanda Phillips/Ellen Karp (716-286-7249) 

    Jessica Gordon (716-286-7248) 

    The office is located in the District Office building and office hours are from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

     

    The Department of Special Education encapsulates all the support services a student may need throughout their learning and programming. The department integrates all the related services and collaborates alongside the expertise of special education teachers. Although we are the Special Education Office, our department includes: 

    • Special education teachers
    • Psychologists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Physical Therapists
    • Speech Language Pathologists
    • Social Workers 
    • Counselors 
    • Hearing 
    • Vision
    • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    It is the responsibility of the district to teach and assess student progress. When the assessments show a student may need additional support, interventions will be provided and the student will be closely monitored. If a student’s performance continues to show a need for support, it is the responsibility of the Office of Special Education to conduct appropriate assessments and evaluations to determine what other supports may or may not be needed. This process will take place through the Committee of Special Education (CSE). The goal is to promote and establish educational equity in determining the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student.

     


    Final Report of the Special Education Program Review Updated 03/2021

    Presentation of the Special Education Program Review Updated 03/2021 


    Parent Representatives Sought

    The Special Education Department is looking for parent representatives to serve on the Committee for Special Education. If you are interested, please contact the office.