Special EducationIn 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:
• 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
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.Brian CohenDirector of Special Services 4010 Bradley Fay
Supervisor of Special Education
4110Shannon McMahonSupervisor of Special Education 4112Dr. Ed SczesniakSupervisor of Special Education 4113Dr. Colleen BarrSchool Psychologist, Cornwells Elementary School 1212 Dr. Diane Barrett
School Psychologist, Benjamin Rush Elementary School
1465 Monica Dougherty
School Psychologist, Belmont Hills Elementary School1112
Dr. Andrea Hiralall
School Psychologist, Struble Elementary School and Snyder Middle School
1504 Dr. Gail Karafin
School Psychologist, Bensalem High School and Off-Site
3206Dr. Jennifer McKeeverSchool Psychologist, Bensalem High School and Shafer Middle School 3205/2288Karen MwanikiSchool Psychologist, Faust Elementary School 1311Justin RubensteinSchool Psychologist, Bensalem High School 3205Dr. Ellyn SchwartzSchool Psychologist, Valley Elementary School 1619