Student Services

 “TEAMwork - Working Together for One Child at a Time”


Special Education services are available to students from ages 3 through 21 who have been diagnosed with disabilities and require specialized instruction in order to make effective progress in accessing curriculum. Individualized special education programs (IEPs) are cooperatively developed by the student's individual planning team lead by a TEAM chairperson, which includes parents, teachers, administrators and, when appropriate, a speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, school psychologist, and/or other specialists. These TEAMs make every effort to provide the appropriate special education program to children in a setting as close to the regular classroom as possible.

Many times the Special Education process can seem confusing to parents with new language, rules, expectations and forms. If, at any time, you have a question or concern regarding your child's progress or IEP do not hesitate to contact the Special Education TEAM Chairperson for your child's school. Their primary role is to assist parents and staff in, and through, the Special Education process. You may also contact the Special Education Administrator.

Determining Special Education Disability Eligibility

The Special Education Department has constructed a flowchart to show the steps in determining Special Education service eligibility for your child(ren), available in English, Spanish and Portuguese:


 Helpful Documents & Links

APS Special Education Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Procedural Safeguards Notice
A Parent's Guide to Special Education View HTML Page
Special Education Laws and Regulations (DESE) View HTML Page

Special Olympics
Closing Ceremony Flash Mob

Owl Newsletters

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Student Services
Contact Information       

Kathryn Silva
Director of Student Services

Colleen Brewer
Administrative Assistant

Jodi-Rene Anderson
Student Services Assistant

87 West Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721

 ph: 508-881-0155
 fx:  508-881-0152

General inquiries should be emailed to:

Special Education Coordinators

Out of District (OOD) Students &
Ashland Preschool (Pre-K)  Psychologist
Robin Wurtzel
ph:  508-532-8055

Grades K-2
Sara Davidson
ph:  508-532-8077

Grades 3-7
Robert Bergeron
ph:  508-532-8056   

Grades 8-12 
Jeanne Nisbet
ph:  508-532-8020

Parent Pamphlets

English Language Learner Program

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

School Psychological and Adjustment Counseling