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    Rae Lynn Helman                                                  Mary Jo Dunkle
    Director of Special Education &                              Assistant Director of Special Education
    Pupil Personnel Services
    Welcome to the Special Education Department.
    The web page will provide information on a variety of special education topics for parents of students with disabilities, teachers and the Clarence community.  Please take some time out of your busy schedule to familiarize yourself with the information posted on the district's web page.

    As a department, our primary goal is to provide an individualized education program (IEP) for every child in the district, who is classified as a student with an educational disability.  This plan will meet the educational needs of the student with a disability and describe the services that the student is entitled to from the school district.

    Student support services available beyond the regular comprehensive educational program are:

    • Psychological Services
    • Special Education Services for students with disabilities
    • Health Services
    • Speech/Language Services
    • Guidance and Counseling Services
    • English taught as a Second Language (ESL)


    Karen Mauger provides the office support for the department. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach us at (716) 407-9104 or (716) 407-9105. Parents, who suspect their child might have an educational disability, should contact their child's teacher, the school psychologist assigned to their child's building,  a guidance counselor or the principal.  The Special Education Department may also be contacted for additional information and guidance.