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Exceptional Children’s Program

ArtSpace Charter School provides Exceptional Children’s services to qualifying children with disabilities who require assistance to benefit from the regular school program.  The Exceptional Children’s program at ArtSpace strives to serve each child with a disability in the regular classroom using an includion mode to the greatest extent possible.

Child Find

As a public charter school, ArtSpace follows all state and federal regulations governing locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities.

Special Education Services

ArtSpace develops and implements Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students eligible for services to ensure every student has free and appropriate access to education. The program includes related services such as occupational and speech therapy when deemed necessary by the child’s IEP team.

Parents of students with identified disabilities should contact the EC Program Coordinator, Lucy Sawyer (gro.retrahcecapstranull@reywas.ycul) upon enrollment.

Parents who suspect their child may have a disability may contact Lucy Sawyer (gro.retrahcecapstranull@reywas.ycul) or their child’s Homeroom teacher to request further evaluation.

Parent Resources:

Academic support:

Parent Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education: https://drive.google.cohttp://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/


Family Support Network:




Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
Betsy Homan 635 EC Teacher
Lucy Sawyer 305 Assistant Director: Grades 5-8 and Exceptional Children Program Director
Michael Barfield 638 Physical Education Specialist and Exceptional Children’s Assistant
Dede Keasler 306 Exceptional Children’s Teacher Grades K-3
Eric Florence 613 Exceptional Children's Teacher/Intensive Intervention Classroom
Amy McDuffie 603 Student Support Coordinator
Tara Reese 633 Exception Children's Teaching Assistant
Jake Ware 624 Exceptional Children’s Teaching Assistant Grades 6-8
Hal Smith 618 Exceptional Children’s Teaching Assistant
Terri Fletcher-Frye 627 Exceptional Children's Teacher Grades 4-5
Beth Watman 629 Speech Language Pathologist

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