Special Education

Patti Rapaport
Director of Pupil Services
73 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 992-4173
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The Bangor School Department provides comprehensive special education programs and accommodations for children with disabilities. Ranging from consultation and resource room programs which assist students with disabilities in regular classroom settings, to hospital/homebound programs, including diagnostic and supportive personnel, we offer our special education population experiences based on inclusionary practices and teachers sensitive to the individual needs of each of their students.

As part of the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities, the Bangor School Department sponsors three regional programs designed to teach children with moderate to profound special needs. Students from throughout the region attend Bangor’s programs for students with hearing impairments and multiple disabilities. The Bangor Regional Therapeutic Day Program provides students access to quality educational programming in a therapeutic environment.  Staff provide positive behavioral support to help students learn needed strategies to regulate their social and emotional behavior enabling them to learn skills that will assist them in returning successfully to their public school settings.

Acadia Education Program

Students who require psychiatric hospitalization are provided on-site instruction in the Acadia Hospital educational program.

Students with Disabilities

Parents and/or students who suspect that they may have a disability that may require special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, and/or reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, should contact their building administrator to initiate procedures that will provide supports for their successful school participation.

BSD Procedural Safeguards 5-12

JGF Pol – Use of Physical Restraint & Seclusion 8-14-13

JGF Reg – Procedures on Physical Restraint & Seclusion 8-14-13