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Special Education Department

Department Administrators

Lorraine DiNapoli Coordinator of Special Education ldinapoli@westport.k12.ct.us 203-341-1239
Dianne Clark Secretary, Special Education dclark@westport.k12.ct.us 203-341-1223
Christine Juhasz Secretary, Planning & Placement Team cjuhasz@westport.k12.ct.us 203-341-1240


Special Education Staff

The Staples Special Education Department offers a comprehensive program of education and support service for students who are eligible for services. Programs are designed to meet student needs based upon an individualized education plan.

Special Education should be considered only after adjustments and remedial strategies have been designed, implemented and evaluated in the regular educational program through a pre-referral process. There is a formal referral, assessment and placement process for special education that must conform to state law. Parents who believe their child may have a disability and require special education services should contact their child’s school.

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