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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.


Main Telephone Number: (215) 750-2800

Name and Title Ext.
Director of Special Services
Bradley Fay
Supervisor of Special Education  
Supervisor of Special Education
Supervisor of Special Education
Dr. Colleen Barr
School Psychologist, Cornwells and Faust Elementary School
Dr. Diane Barrett
School Psychologist, Benjamin Rush Elementary School 
Monica Jones
School Psychologist, Belmont Hills Elementary School and Off-Site
Dr. Andrea Hiralall
School Psychologist, Struble Elementary School and Snyder Middle School 
Dr. Gail Karafin
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School and Off-Site 
Dr. Jennifer McKeever
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School and Faust Elementary School
Karen Mwaniki
School Psychologist, Valley and Rush Elementary Schools
Aisha Weston
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School
Dr. Ellyn Schwartz
School Psychologist, Shafer and Snyder Middle Schools