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I. Important Links to Information for Students, Parents and Professionals:

Due Process Information
Special Education Mediation Information
Special Education Complaint Information

This information provides parents, legal guardians, and surrogate parents of children with disabilities from 3 years of age through age 20 with an overview of your educational rights, sometimes called procedural safeguards.

Parent Information Center (PIC) 

The Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC/DE) is a statewide nonprofit organizational dedicated to providing information, support and learning opportunities to students and to families who have children with disabilities or special needs. We strive to promote partnerships between families, educators, policy makers and the community.

Brandywine Special Needs PTA

Mission To work together with the school district to provide the best education experience possible for all children with special needs.
  • To provide a local community support group for parents, guardians and educators of children with special needs. 
  • To be a resource of information on available special services. 
  • To provide information about community programs. 
  • To provide education and support for the community at large. 

Membership is open to all parents, guardians, grandparents, educators, therapists and anyone in any school district interested in the education of children with special needs.

II.  Specialized Programs

Brandywine Specialized Autism Program (BSAP)

The Brandywine Specialized Autism Program is targeted for students with qualitative socialization, communication impairments, and behavioral needs that require the highest level of service.  The program is housed at Bush Preschool, Harlan Elementary, Claymont Elementary, P.S. duPont Middle School and  Mount Pleasant High Schools.  
Independence Learning Program (ILP)
The Brandywine Independent Learning Program provides specialized services for students with complex and intensive needs with specialized instruction utilizing highly modified curriculum based on Common Core State Stands using the Grade Band Extended Standards.  Teaching focus includes building lifelong skills for independent living, post-secondary training for independence, community use, and recreation.   
Emotional Support Program (ESP) 
The Emotional Support Program offers specialized social and emotional supports for students receiving special education services with chronic mental health diagnoses.  The focus is on teaching social, emotional, and behavioral skills to facilitate academic success. The program is located at Mount Pleasant Elementary, P.S. duPont Middle School, and Concord High School.   
Skills for Independence, Transition, & Employment Program (SITE) 
The SITE program offers instruction based on student preferences, strengths, interests, and needs.  Entry is upon completion of certificate program for students aged 18-21.  The program focuses on community participation including vocational, recreational and social opportunities.   

For more information on Special Education Programs in the Brandywine School District, please contact:

Dr. Lisa Lawson
Director of Special Services
(302) 793-5043 


Beth Mounir
Special Education Coordinator 
(302) 793-5040