Regional School District No. 8 (RHAM) is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to a rigorous curriculum through high quality individualized instruction, while having their individual needs met.  The Department of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services include: the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education Coordinators for each building, special education teachers, school social workers, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist,  nurses, highly trained paraprofessionals and contracted services such as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and audiologists.

RHAM is committed to meeting the needs of ALL students within our communities (Andover, Hebron, Marlborough) to ensure they receive high quality, individualized instruction while meeting their needs and maintaining a focus on grade level expectations.  The Department of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services provides programming for students in grade seven to 21 years of age and is the primary referral source of all suspected and eligible special education and/or 504 students . 
Individual educational programs (IEPs) are developed by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) where we as a district feel parents/guardians are essential team members.  The IEP may include special education instruction and related services in the least restrictive environment in both our middle and high school delivered by certified and/or licensed staff members. 

Our goal as a district is to promote special education services  in both buildings via inclusion and support in the general education setting with access to rigorous curricula and school sponsored activities.  Other programming may be available to ensure student academic and emotional success which are outlined in each individual IEP but may include  differentiated instruction and collaboration between the special education teachers to support students in the typical classroom, co-taught classes supported by a special education teacher, additional instruction/reinforcement of concepts in study skills, related services such as speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling, and specialized transportation when needed.