Special Education

  • Welcome!

    Dear Parent:

    Welcome to the Special Education Department of the New Canaan Public Schools and the 2021-2022 school year. 

    The referral of your child to Special Education may be a new and unfamiliar experience. You will find any member of our department ready to openly listen to your concerns, provide you with information, and answer any questions that you may have about the process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

    Quality programming for students with special needs requires continuous planning, support, and collaboration between home and school. We look forward to working with you as a member of the team to provide a happy and successful school experience for your child. 

    The information available on this website will provide you with information on a variety of topics that may be of interest, as well as opportunities to seek further information which can be customized to your needs. We hope you find it helpful as we work cooperatively as a team to provide quality education for children with disabilities in New Canaan.

    We welcome your input, comments, and questions, and thank you in advance for your support.


    William S. Tesbir
    Assistant Superintendent of Pupil and Family Services


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  • Special Education Department

    39 Locust Avenue
    New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
    Phone (203) 594-4020
    Fax (203) 594-4036