Central Dauphin School District provides all special education students a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The student's parents serve as integral team members with the public school staff in determining eligibility for, and provision of, special education services. It is the responsibility of the multidisciplinary team to recommend to the Individualized Education Program Team the most appropriate education considerations in the least restrictive environment. Once a student is eligible and in need of special education services, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is developed to determine the extend of services appropriate for that student. The IEP is the basis for all educational programming and instruction for eligible students in the public school setting. Special Education Services are provided in accordance with the District's Special Education Plan as submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.