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Early Intervention

Welcome incoming kindergarten families!We are excited to get to know your child and to facilitate a smooth transition into kindergarten.

Does your child currently receive support from the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Early Intervention (EI) Program and have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP)? If so, you are in the correct location! Please read below to learn about the transition process from Early Intervention to School Age Special Education Programing in Downingtown Area School District (DASD).

In DASD, our Elementary Special Education Supervisors will serve as your school district point of contact. 

Incoming Early Intervention Student Transition Process 

  • Sign release of information form presented by CCIU to share information with DASD.
  • Attend the optional DASD Parent Transition Information Meeting  (October/November - optional)
  • Attend your child’s meet & greet individualized transition meeting with the school district team and CCIU (November – February; scheduled by CCIU)
  • Register your child for Kindergarten if you are intending for your child to transition to school-age programming (December – April; Register on our website: Student Registration)   
  • You will receive a letter with the District’s intent that follows one of three options:
    • Accept Early Intervention IEP
    • Accept Early Intervention IEP and hold IEP to make revisions
    • Re-evaluate for additional information or to determine if a school-age identification criteria are present and applicable
  • After the letter is sent, your elementary school psychologist or a kindergarten case manager will contact you to discuss the next steps and schedule IEP meeting or evaluation (April – June)

For additional information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) regarding the Early Intervention Transition to School Age Process visit: Early Intervention Transition: Preschool Programs to School-Aged Programs

For more information regarding the DASD transition process, please contact your child’s Elementary Special Education Supervisor.

For building-specific information, please contact the elementary school building principal in your attendance boundary.

What School Will My Child Attend?

Specialized Classrooms

Downingtown Area School District offers a full continuum of special education supports and services. IEP supports and services are determined at your child’s IEP team meeting.

Autistic Support Classroom Locations
Beaver Creek Elementary
Bradford Heights Elementary
Brandywine Wallace Elementary
Pickering Valley Elementary
Springton Manor Elementary
Uwchlan Hills Elementary
 
Life Skills Support Classroom Locations
West Bradford Elementary
Pickering Valley Elementary

Multiple Disabilities Support Classroom Location
Pickering Valley Elementary
 
Emotional Support Classroom Location
Shamona Creek Elementary
 
Language Support Classroom Location
East Ward Elementary

Elementary Special Education Supervisors

Ms. Meredith Adams
Supervisor of Special Education, East Ward, Lionville, Shamona Creek, Springton Manor, Uwchlan Hills
610-269-8460 ext. 11410
meadams@dasd.org
 
Ms. Shannon Kirk (Start Date - TBD)
Supervisor of Special Education
Beaver Creek, Bradford Heights, Brandywine Wallace, Pickering Valley, West Bradford
610-269-8460 ext. 11415