Special Education

STUDENT SERVICES STAFF
PHONE
 (413) 655-0146
FAX
         (413) 655-0148

Student Services Director
Gretchen West
gwest@cbrsd.org

Special Education Coordinator
Jennifer Bell
jbell@cbrsd.org
 
Executive Assistant
Michelle Kasala
mkasala@cbrsd.org

Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Belcher
jbelcher@cbrsd.org

Special education is tailored to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The services and supports one child receives may be very different from what another child receives. It’s all about individualization. What’s important is giving kids the resources they need to make progress in school.

As the field of special education has moved forward, much has changed. Special Education today is still focused on helping children with disabilities learn. But this no longer has to mean placing kids in a special classroom all day long. In fact, federal law requires that students who receive special education services be taught alongside their non-disabled peers as much as possible.

Inclusion refers to the provision of quality instruction through an appropriate delivery system and relevant supports to students with disabilities so they have access to the general education classroom and curriculum to achieve positive educational outcomes. In CBRSD, Inclusion is accessed through:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  Co-teaching Push-in classroom services Curriculum modification, and specialized accommodations 


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