LUDLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
63 Chestnut Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
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In the Ludlow Public Schools, there are currently 446 students on IEPs from ages 3-22, who attend both in and out of district programs. We offer students services with a wide variety of disabilities and levels of needs, most of whom you will see in the public school setting.
Child Find Procedures: It is the responsibility of the Ludlow School District to locate, identify, and evaluate any child who, is a resident of Ludlow, and may have a disability. Referrals are generated from various sources (parents, physicians, school programs, Early Intervention, etc.). Evaluations may include speech, fine motor, gross motor, and/or school psychological evaluations. For further information regarding the Child Find Procedures please contact the LPS Student Support Offices at 583-5665 ext. 5.
Service Delivery Overview:
In Ludlow, we have many different options for service delivery:
• Inclusion Support: at all levels there are students who receive support within the general education classroom.
• Resource Room: at the elementary, middle and high schools there are students who are removed for support in one or more areas of instruction in order to make “effective progress”.
• Substantially Separate Programs: at the elementary, middle and high schools the district provides specialized support for students who require more intensive instruction, 60% or more of their academic day.
Specific Programs include:
- LLD (Language Based Learning Disabilities): This program is typically for students with at least average cognitive ability, but significant deficits in one or more aspects of language development, reading, written expression and spelling.
- Focus program: This program is primarily for students with moderate cognitive, language and academic deficits.
- Autism: The district offers a specialized program for students on the spectrum who are able to participate in general education for most of their academic day.
- Intensive Needs: These programs, currently are at the elementary school level and primarily provides support for more involved students with autism. Students with other needs are also served in this program.
- SIP (Structured Individualized Program): This program is in the elementary, midddle and high schools to support students with social, emotional and behavioral needs. Students may receive full time support in a SIP classroom or may also attend general education classes with support.
- Life Skills/Autism program: This program is located at Ludlow High School and is for students that require academic support, support in daily living activities and pre-vocational training.
If you would like to access the Procedural Safeguards from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, please click here. If you have any questions about those rights, please feel free to contact any of the administrators listed below. We will do our best to answer any questions or provide additional resources for you.