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Special Education


The purpose of the special education department at Community Academy of Philadelphia is to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to students with disabilities. At Community Academy, we want to ensure that students with disabilities find success in a regular education setting.

Students may receive additional services if the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decides they need extra help. Some of these services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, reading pull-outs, etc. Students who are suspected of having a disability must go through the referral process whether the teacher or the parent has a concern about the student.

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Gaskin Agreement

The Gaskin Settlement Agreement is a formal resolution between the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and a group of families and advocacy organizations who had filed a class-action lawsuit against PDE on behalf of a group of children with disabilities in 1994.

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