• Pupil Personnel: Special Education

    Dear Parent:

    Welcome to the Special Education Department of the New Canaan Public Schools and the 2018-2019 school year.

    The referral of your child to the Special Education Department may be a new and unsettling experience. We hope that you will find any member of our department ready to openly listen and communicate, provide you with information, and answer any questions that you may have about the process.

    Quality programming for students with special needs requires continuous planning, support, and participation of the 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 was prepared to 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.

    Darlene Pianka
    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