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  Special Health Care Needs

Schools are required to provide "reasonable accommodations" in order to assist students with special health care needs participate to their fullest potential in school-sponsored activities, while under school jurisdiction.
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, helps children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require in order to thrive in their community and develop to their full potential. Contact the SKN, toll-free helpline  at 1-800-986-4550


Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education  provides assistance in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Chapters 14 and 15 of the State Board Regulations.They can be contacted via the ConsultLine at 1-800-879-2301.   


Regulations regarding provision of special education services in schools.
Regulations regarding provision of services to regular education students with special health care needs.

Updated: April 2018