• Lewiston-Porter Special Education Department

    Melissa Laun 

    Director of Special Education and Grants

    716.286.7250

    mlaun@lew-port.com

     

    Special Education Office 

    Ellen Karp (716-286-7249) 

    Special Education Clerical 

    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.