We believe in the potential of all our Hartford Public Schools’ students. The Office of Special Education Services serves a particular role in this mission, to ensure all students with disabilities have access to and benefit from the general education curriculum. You can read more details about our comprehensive approach in this Special Education Services brochure (coming soon!).
If you believe that your son or daughter is in need of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), please review the materials and forms in our Special Education Document Library to initiate the process.
The Hartford Public Schools’ Special Education Department supports the District’s mission to support the full potential of each and every student. Our goal is to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to and benefit from the general education curriculum.
The Special Education Department falls under the Office of School Improvement. We support students who have been identified as requiring special education in district schools, CREC magnets, Open Choice, and neighboring communities if they are Hartford residents.
Special education programming and support includes accommodations and modifications of the general education curriculum and environment, individualized goals and objectives (in an IEP), coordinated transition services, assistive technology, and related services. Related services include psychological, speech and language, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, visual and hearing support, and specialized transportation services. All services and supports are identified at the PPT (Planning and Placement Team meeting) and included in the IEP.
Special education programming includes:
- accommodations and modifications of the general education curriculum and environment
- personalized goals and objectives
- coordinated transition activities
- assistive technology
Related services include:
- psychological services
- speech and language
- social work services
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- services for students with visual and/or hearing impairments
- specialized transportation
Special Education Document Library
PPT Checklist (pdf)
IEP Guide (pdf)
BUILDING A BRIDGE From School To Adult Life
A Handbook for Students and Family Members to Help with Preparation for Life After High School (pdf)
CONSTRUYAMOS UN PUENTE Desde la Escuela hasta la Vida Adulta
Un Manual para Estudiantes y Familias para Ayudar con la Preparación para la Vida Después de la Escuela Secundaria (pdf)
Transition Bill of Rights
For Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services (pdf)
Declaración de Derechos de Transición
Para padres de estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial (pdf)
Academy of Environ. & Green Tech.
Out of District schools
Great Path Academy
Speech & Language
Orton Gillingham training
High School Inc.
Journalism and Media Academy
District/Community PreK Special Education
ECAT (Early Childhood Development Team)
Hartford PreK Magnet
Environmental Studies @ Hooker
Asian Studies Academy
Martin Luther King
Pathways to Technology
Betances Early Reading Lab
Burns Latino Studies Academy
Montessori Magnet @ Moylan