Special Education


Farmington provides a wide range of services for our special needs students and is committed to educating all students who meet the criteria for eligibility according to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under federal and state statutes, children requiring special education are those children who have a disability that adversely affect their educational performance and require a specially designed program.

Special education services are designed to offer the highest in educational opportunities for each qualifying student, as well as to provide assistance and support in the areas of mental, emotional, social and physical growth.

The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) in each school will recommend and outline services the team believes are necessary for the student to benefit from education. These services are provided in the “least restrictive environment” (LRE) possible which means that a student who has a disability should have the opportunity to be educated with non-disabled peers, to the greatest extent possible.

The following is a list of parent resources:

IEP Manual and Forms

Referral to Determine Eligibility for Special Education and Related Services

Memo from Chief Operating Officer-Section 11 of Public Act 12-173: Required Language and Communication Plan for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

Building a Bridge: A Transition Manual for Students

Helpful CT Resources for Families

Transition Bill of Rights

Notice of Parents Rights

Special Education Standard Operating Procedures Manual

Parent Notification of the Laws Relating to the use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools

*New*-Procedural Safeguards in Special Education

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education 2021 and Una guia de educacion especial para los padres de Connecticut 2021

Guide for Independent Educational Evaluations

Farmington Public Schools including Farmington Collaborative Preschool and Farmington Continuing Education are closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 due to inclement weather.

EXCL will be opened with modified hours. EXCL will operate from 12:00 - 5:00 PM at Noah Wallace School for students who have pre-enrolled in the 2023-2024 Inclement Weather Program.