Colonial's membership in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative brings new Applied Behavior Analysis strategies and consultants to RP.
Colonial students receive a wide array of basic and supplemental services, including special education, counseling and school health programs. More than 800 students qualify for individualized education programs (IEPs) due to specific disabilities, and approximately 200 students have gifted individual education programs. Fourteen school counselors support students in grades K-12, and four community counselors offer additional supplemental services.
School health services are provided by certified school nurses and staff nurses to all Colonial students as well as students attending non-public schools within the District. Routine health services include height, weight, vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings. Dental examinations and physical examinations are also provided according to provisions of the Pennsylvania School Code.
Additional supports to students and families include the services of a home and school visitor and a behavioral health adviser.
Colonial Middle School Teacher Ansley Dawidziuk was one of twelve people named a Best Buddies Champion for eastern Pennsylvania.
CMS staff don't have an opportunity to pop out to the coffee shop during the day, so students in Ansley Dawidziuk's class brings the coffee shop to them.
Students in ESY hit the ground running this school year thanks to a summer program that highlighted math and reading — and community connections.
The businesses work with Emily Prager, Special Education Transition Coordinator, to offer vocational training opportunities beyond what Colonial students learn in the classroom.
CONTACT PUPIL SERVICES:
Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
610-834-1670, ext. 2111
Click here to email Ms. Berk
Special Education Supervisor (6-12)
610-834-1670, ext. 2105
Click here to email Ms. Spector
Dr. Caitlin Gilmartin
Special Education Supervisor (K-5)
610-834-1670, ext. 2134
Click here to email Dr. Gilmartin
Dr. Felix Scherzinger
Behavioral Health Adviser/Community Health Liaison
610-834-1670, ext. 2147
Click here to email Dr. Scherzinger
Home and School Visitor
610-834-1670, ext. 2108
Click here to email Ms. Reilly