Welcome to the Special Education Department
The Lynn Special Education Department's philosophy is to provide quality educational services geared to the individual needs of our students. Our goal is to maximize the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical potential of our special learners in a safe, nurturing and least restrictive environment. We foster respect and appreciation for cultural diversity through collaboration of staff, students, families, and the community and our policies are consistent with the Federal and State special education guidelines.
Today there are approximately 2, 300 students in the Lynn Public Schools receiving services via Individualized Education Plans (IEP). To meet their needs, the district employs over 300 special education teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals.
We provide a continuum of programs and services to meet the individual special needs of our students while providing access to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The District provides programming for each of the elements of the IEP for students from 3 to 22 years of age.
The Special Education Department approaches the challenges of educating students identified with disabilities with a passion for their fundamental rights. We provide an equitable, quality education so that our students may take their rightful place in the world.