Welcome to the Special Education Department!

Special Needs Coordinator

Phone: (610) 866-9660, ext. 2135
Fax: 610-849-7854

Samantha KozzaSchool Psychologist, K-12 

Learning Support Teachers

Special education services are provided according to the educational needs of the child, as determined through an evaluation conducted by the School Psychologist. Students with insufficient progress despite interventions may be referred for an evaluation by their classroom teacher. Types of support that may be recommended, depending upon the child’s disability and needs might include, but are not limited to:  (1) learning support; (2) life skills support; (3) emotional support; (4) autistic support; (5) multiple disabilities support; (6) speech and language support; (7) deaf or hearing impaired support; (8) blind or visually impaired support; (9) physical support. This is a team decision. More information about Special Education can be found in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct that is distributed to all LVA students and can be found on the LVA website, under Parent Resources.
Forms and Notices
Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services, Programs and Rights

Procedural Safeguards: English

Procedural Safeguards: Spanish

PA Parent Guide to Special Education 

The Evaluation Process

The Reevaluation Process

Understanding the Language of Special Education

Section 504 FAQ

Special Education ABCs

Special Education Timelines

The ARC: for people with intellectual and emotional disabilities

BookShare.ORG: Free resource! Online access to audio/digital books for students with IEPs.

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Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania

PATTANPA Training and Technical Assistance Network

PEAL: Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership

PDE: PA Department of Education

Single Mothers Grants : An organization that helps low income families with finding financial assistance programs. Our directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent and medical bills.

Special Olympics of Pennsylvania