Special Education Welcome Page

District Mission

The mission of the school districts is to educate all students as lifelong learners, creative thinkers, caring citizens, and responsible contributors in our increasingly diverse global society.

District Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Engagement
  • Perseverance
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation

Welcome to our Special Education website! Here, you will find a wealth of information and resources designed to inform you about the special education supports, services and programs available in the Concord Public and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District.

Our website offers a wide range of information, including information on different types of disabilities, educational resources, and support services found in our schools. Whether you are a parent or caregiver of a child with disabilities, a teacher or professional working in the field of special education, or an individual with a disability seeking resources and support, we hope that you will find our website to be a valuable resource. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions.

The Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District are proud of and committed to providing eligible students with disabilities the highest quality of special education supports and services as outlined in their Individualized Education Programs (IEP).  A strong continuum of programs, supports and services are available to serve children from age 3 to age 22.

We strictly comply with the state and federal regulations and mandates for the provision of special education services from the referral, evaluation, eligibility determination and IEP implementation.  We strive to meet the legal standard of providing each eligible child with a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) so that children with disabilities are educated alongside their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate.  We promote inclusionary practice so that all students have access to the richness of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle curriculum and experiences.

Our ultimate goal is to:

  • Support and teach students to become independent, self-sufficient, self-reliant learners who can advocate for themselves
  • Maintain high standards and expectations ensuring access to and progress within the general education curriculum
  • Teach skills that are impacted by disability through specialized instruction that is
    • Research-based interventions
    • Highly-qualified and trained staff
    • State of the art strategies and techniques
  • Teach strategies to assist each child to compensate for their disability across all learning environments by using
    • Universal design
    • Accessible materials
    • Meaningful and appropriate accommodations and modifications

We will accomplish this by promoting:

  • Inclusionary practices (LRE)
  • Co-teaching
  • Collaborative relationships
  • High expectations for student learning
  • Teamwork
  • Shared responsibility and ownership of student learning
  • Support among and for all Team members
  • Varied resources and research-based interventions
  • Ongoing progress monitoring, assessment, progress reporting
  • Use of data to inform decision-making
  • Engagement of parents as partners

The power of the Team is behind each student’s success.  We view parents as partners on each child’s special education Team.  We look forward to partnering with you to support you and your child throughout the school year.