Our Mission:

    The mission of the Special Education and Student Services Department at Upper Dauphin School District is to build programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of our students, while providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Both regular and special education students receive high quality instruction that is research based and scientifically validated. It is designed to address academic needs while at the same time facilitate their social and emotional development, with a goal of becoming lifelong learners.

    If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child’s education, please contact the classroom teacher first. Questions concerning evaluations will be addressed first with regular education high quality instruction, then Response to Intervention and Instruction, and then an evaluation when all other possible causes have been ruled out.  Please feel free to contact Heather Haupt or Jodi Stroup if you have any questions.


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                        Heather Haupt                                                Jodi Stroup

             Supervisor of Special Education                  Secretary of Special Education

                       & Student Services                                   & Student Services

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For the following links please click below:


Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs

Psychological and Related Services Available

Pennsylvania Guide to Special Education

Parent Resource Guide for Cumberland04, Dauphin and Perry Counties 2015

Dauphin County Resource Guide

Categories of Exceptionalities

Early Intervention Services 

Parent Resources

What IEP Teams Need to Know



OVR Letter to Parent w permission

Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide

Pennsylvania Secondary Transition – PATTAN

Autism Transition Handbook

Q and A About Secondary Transition


Special Education Training Opportunities

Parent – Teacher Training – OVR Career Mentoring Day

Teacher – Parent Free Training Opportunity -Guiding Good Choices

Teacher – Parent Training Available – Planning for Future Employment

 One Stop Shop Teen Day 2016 – Job Resource Fair

Parent – Teacher Training -Real Options After Graduation 2016



Special Education Audit

Special Education Teacher Survey

Special Education Parent Survey



SCM Training for District Employees


Save the Date 2015 – 2016 Local Special Olympics


Special Olympics Pictures 2014-2015