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Special Education

In compliance with state and federal law, the Bensalem Township School District conducts ongoing Child Find activities for the purpose of identifying students who may be in need of special education and/or related services.

The Bensalem Township School District provides a continuum of services to support eligible students in their educational program from K - 12. Students may receive services ranging from supplemental aids and services in a general education class to a full time replacement program provided in a special education setting by a certified special education teacher.

Appropriate services and programs are provided for children who have a disability and are determined to need specially designed instruction based on the following Pennsylvania Chapter 14 eligibility categories:

• Autism
• Emotional Disturbance
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Deafness/Hearing Impairment
• Specific Learning Disability
• Intellectual Disability
• Multiple Disabilities
• Other Health Impairment
• Orthopedic Impairment
• Speech & Language Impairment
• Blindness/Visual Impairment
• Deaf-Blindness

If your child is determined to be eligible for such services, you will be notified of the need to develop an Individual Educational Program (IEP) and the related procedures. 

If you feel your child may be in need of special education services, please contact your child’s school guidance counselor or the special education office to discuss your concerns and the evaluation process.


Contacts



Main Telephone Number: (215) 750-2800

Name and Title Ext.
Director of Special Services
4010
Bradley Fay
Supervisor of Special Education  
4110
Supervisor of Special Education
4112
Supervisor of Special Education
4113
Dr. Colleen Barr
School Psychologist, Cornwells Elementary School
1212
Dr. Diane Barrett
School Psychologist, Benjamin Rush Elementary School 
1465
Monica Dougherty
School Psychologist, Belmont Hills Elementary School
1112
 
Dr. Andrea Hiralall
School Psychologist, Struble Elementary School and Snyder Middle School 
1504
Dr. Gail Karafin
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School and Off-Site 
3206
Dr. Jennifer McKeever
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School and Shafer Middle School
3205/2288
Karen Mwaniki
School Psychologist, Faust Elementary School
1311
Justin Rubenstein
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School
3205
Dr. Ellyn Schwartz
School Psychologist, Valley Elementary School
1619