Child Find (Special Education)

In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the East Stroudsburg Area School District (District) that it conducts ongoing identification activities as a 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 being 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: 

  1. Autism/pervasive developmental disorder
  2. Blindness/visual impairment
  3. Deaf/Blindness
  4. Deafness/hearing impairment
  5. Intellectual Disability
  6. Multi-disabilities
  7. Traumatic brain injury
  8. Other health impairment
  9. Orthopedic impairment
  10. Emotional disturbance
  11. Specific learning disability
  12. Speech and language impairment

If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services and related programming, screening and evaluation processes designed to assess the needs of the child and his/her eligibility are available to you at no cost, upon written request.  This process may include a review of functional vision, hearing, speech and language.  You, as a parent, may request screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is in the District’s public school program.  Requests for screening and multidisciplinary evaluation are to be made in writing to the principal of your child’s school or to the Special Education Department, East Stroudsburg Area School District, 50 Vine Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

If a pre-school child is suspected of being eligible for early intervention, evaluation and services are provided through the Colonial Intermediate Unit #20.  Information can be obtained by calling (610) 252-5550 and asking for the preschool department. 

For further information on the rights of parents and children, provision of services, evaluation and screening contact:

Pupil Services/Special Education Office

East Stroudsburg Area School District

50 Vine Street

East Stroudsburg PA   18301