The Special Education Department offers a continuum of programs and delivery models to meet the individual needs of all students who have been mandated as eligible for special education and requiring specialized instruction as determined by the Planning and Placement Team (PPT). The focus of the program is to provide appropriate instruction and supports to assist students in meeting the academic and/or behavioral expectations of the general education classroom. Special education courses in the core academic areas are aligned with the general education curriculum and West Hartford Public School's graduation requirements. In addition to specialized instruction, related services are offered through PPT recommendations or on an as needed basis. These services may include:

  • Individual or group counseling
  • Behavioral supports
  • Vocational counseling and work experience
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Services for the hearing or visually impaired
  • Occupational and physical therapy