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Margaret Walsh, Director of Pupil Services         Lisa Bennett, Secretary to Margaret Walsh
(860) 628-3200 Ext. 210   (860) 628-3200 Ext. 210
Sonya Kunkel, Special Education Coordinator Kristin Baillargeon, Secretary to Sonya Kunkel,
(860) 628-3200 Ext. 325 (860) 628-3200 Ext. 325
Catharine Goralski, Special Education Coordinator  Kim Wilson, Secretary to Catharine Goralski
(860) 628-3200 Ext. 332 (860) 628-3200 Ext. 332
Amy Aresco, Special Education Coordinator   Janet Larkin, Secretary to Amy Aresco
(860) 628-3200 Ext. 208 (860) 628-3200 Ext. 208
Evette Corujo-Aird, Special Education Coordinator located at SHS  
(860) 628-3229  


The Southington School District offers a continuum of Special Education services to meet the individual needs of students, ages 3 - 21, identified as needing special education.  In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students receive their instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), which is determined by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. 

Services May Include:

  • Special Education Instruction
  • Speech and Language services
  • Counseling Services
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy


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The Top 10 Characteristics of Responsible Inclusive Practices
1. Each student is educated in his or her neighborhood school. 6. Students are considered members of their general education homerooms.


There is a natural proportion of students with disabilities at each school.


An array of instructional strategies for diverse learners are used effectively in each classroom.


The faculty believes inclusion is a valued practice for all students.


Special education support is provided for students with disabilitites in the general education classroom when it is needed.


The general education class and curriculum is the reference point for all instructional planning.


Special education and support services personnel are on grade level or subject area teams with their fellow general educators.
5. Students are in age appropriate general education classrooms.


All educators regularly plan together to meet the needs of students they serve.
Adapted with permission from Stetson and Associates, Inc.
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