If your child is 3 years old to the age of beginner (first grade but has not entered school aged programming yet) contact the statewide toll free number at CONNECT 1-800-692-7288. The CONNECT Helpline assists families in locating their local Intermediate Unit, local and State resources and providing information regarding child development.
If your child is ages 5 to 21, contact your child’s school guidance counselor or their local school district’s special education department. Each building principal is also aware of the procedure for obtaining special education services.
If you have questions you can call the Special Education ConsultLine toll free at 1-800-879-2301 in Pennsylvania. A special education adviser can answer or direct your concerns to someone who can help you. Outside of Pennsylvania, use the main number for the Bureau of Special Education -- (717) 783-6913.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment