RHAM Special Education

Regional School District No. 8 (RHAM) is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to a rigorous curriculum through the provision of high quality, individualized instruction. The Department of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services includes the Pupil Services Director, Pupil Services Supervisor, special education teachers, school social workers, school psychologists, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, 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 of Hebron, Andover, & Marlborough to ensure that 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 grades seven to 21 years of age and is the primary referral source for all suspected and eligible special education and/or 504 students .

Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) are developed by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) for which parents and guardians are essential team members. The IEP includes special education instruction and related services, if needed, in the least restrictive environment delivered by certified and/or licensed staff members. Our goal, as a district, is to provide special education services utilizing inclusion and support in the general education setting, to the maximum extent possible, and to provide each student access to a rigorous curriculum as well as school sponsored activities.