Special Education in the APW Central School District
Every child learns at their own pace and in different ways. Some children are born with physical disabilities. Some are challenged in just one area, while others have multiple disabilities. Every child with a disability has the right to what is known as a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). If your child has a disability, the school district and special education staff will provide special education supports, services, and instruction specially designed to meet their individual needs, at no cost to you.
The Altmar Parish Williamstown Central School District (APWCSD) is committed to excellence in all of our education programs. It is important to us that we partner with parents, who know their children best, in recommending and providing the highest possible quality of service to our students with disabilities.
As the district moves toward state compliance with state regulations and federal laws, we want to ensure every student’s right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). This Parent Guide to Special Education is designed to help parents work with their children’s school staff to promote success in the most appropriate program.
You know your child best. We need your ideas, opinions and input to create the best possible educational plan for him or her. Educators at your child’s school are ready to work together with you to ensure your child receives the services and support he or she needs to succeed in school.
An overview of the special education process is included on this site. This guide will take parents through each of the steps to help them understand the process. Please see the links in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.