Pupil Services

Special Education Resources

Special Services Mission Statement:

Ansonia Special Services Department prides itself on guaranteeing that all students receiving special education services have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to prepare them for post-secondary education or training, employment, independent living, and community participation.  Our main focus is on building strong relationships and rapport with students, parents/guardians, community members/agencies, health care providers, and educator colleagues. These strong partnerships have been developed to provide a comprehensive integrated educational program of instruction and social-emotional services.  Special education and general education staff work on a collaborative and consistent basis to foster learning environments conducive to supporting all students in their journey to achieve Ansonia's rigorous standards.  Within this environment, a strong emphasis is placed on developing trust so that students will be able to take academic risks and actively engage in the work, improving outcomes for all. Parents/guardians and families are intricate, meaningful partners in the Planning and Placement Team Process and Ansonia Public Schools believes that communication and collaboration between home and school are vital in fostering success for all students.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Procedural Safeguards Notice: 
Special Education Legal and Due Process Resources:
Parental Notification of Laws Regarding the Use of Seclusion and Restraint
Notificación para los padres sobre las leyes relacionadas con el uso del aislamiento y la restricción en las escuelas públicas 
Parents Guide to Special Education in Connecticut
Guia para padres sobre educacion especial en Connecticut
Procedural Safeguards Notice IDEA Part B


Manual de Garantias Procesales parte B IDEA
Transition Bill of Rights
Declaracion de Derechos de Transicion
Pre School Special Education Brochure
Folleto de educacion especial preescolar