Special Education Evaluations
"Child Find" refers to the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities to ensure that they receive services to which they are entitled. Children and youth, ages birth to 21, living in the Pembroke Public School District, who are suspected of having a disability may be referred for a possible evaluation to determine if they are eligible for special education services.
Infants to age three: If you are aware of an infant or toddler, from birth through 3 years old, who has or may have a developmental disability, they may be eligible for Early Intervention. Early Intervention in Massachusetts is a statewide, integrated, developmental service available to families of children between birth and three years of age.
Kennedy Donovan Center EIP - Plymouth
64 Industrial Park Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-2012
Preschool children: If you are aware of a preschooler, from 3 through 5 years old, who has or may have a developmental disability, please call 781-826-8740. One of our preschool staff will contact you to discuss your concerns and schedule a screening.
School age children and youth: If you have a child already in a Pembroke Public School who may be in need of special education services, please call the school directly and ask to speak with the Special Education Chairperson assigned there or express your concern to your child's teacher, counselor, or principal.
Transfer students: If your preschooler or student is transferring into Pembroke Public Schools and has received special education from another district, please report this information to the staff at the time of enrollment or call 781-826-8740.
Students in private schools: If a student attends a private school and resides in the Pembroke School District, he or she may be referred for a possible evaluation and, if eligible, receive special education services at a public school site. If you suspect your private school student is in need of special education services, call your local Pembroke School or 781-826-8740.
Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards
The DESE has revised the Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards. There have been no substantive changes, but minor changes include contact information of agencies, reference documents, and associated hyperlinks. As shared in August, this document is required to be sent out at least once annually to all families whether or not their child (ren) is currently eligible for special education.
Please contact the Office of Student Services should you have any questions.
Director of Student Services