NASD Special Education



    In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by Northampton Area School District that the District conducts ongoing identification activities as part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who may be in need of special education and related services.  If your child is identified by the district as possibly in need of such services, you will be notified of applicable procedures.  Individualized services and programs are available for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:


    -         Autism

    -         Emotional Disturbance

    -         Deafness

    -         Deaf-Blindness

    -         Hearing Impairment

    -         Intellectual Disability

    -         Multiple Disabilities 

    -         Orthopedic Impairment

    -         Other Health Impairment

    -         Specific Learning Disability

    -         Speech or Language Impairment

    -         Traumatic Brain Injury

    -     Visual Impairment (Including Blindness)


    If you believe that your child (age 3 – high school) may be in need of special education services, early intervention or related services, the district offers screening and evaluation to assess the needs of your child.  The assessment is offered at no cost to you.  You may request screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is enrolled in the district’s public school program.  Requests for evaluation and screening must be made in writing to your child’s principal or the Director of Special Education.


    In compliance with state and federal law, the Northampton Area School, District will provide to each protected, disabled student, without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, service or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities.  In order to qualify as a protected disabled student, the child must be school-aged with a physical or mental disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.  These services and protections for “protected disabled students” are applicable to all students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.


    For further information the rights of parents for their child with a disability, provision of services, evaluation and screening (including purpose, time and location), and procedures, contact:


    Special Education Office

    Northampton Area School District

    2014 Laubach Avenue

    Northampton, PA   18067

    610-262-7811 x 20-002