Equitable Participation

  • Certain services are available to students identified as eligible for special education who are unilaterally placed by their parents in private schools through a federal requirement called Equitable Participation (EP) services. Examples of EP services include consultation with staff and professional development of teachers.

    What types of services are available?

    Professional development for teachers

    Instructional planning for staff in order to meet needs of students with disabilities

    Collaboration and consultation with the EP instructional advisors

    Provision and training of equipment and materials for teacher and student use

    Collaboration and development of student support teams for academic and behavior concerns

    Parent training

     What are the thirteen disability categories?




    Emotional Disturbance

    Hearing Impairment

    Intellectual Disability

    Multiple Disabilities

    Orthopedic Impairment

    Other Health Impairment

    Specific Learning Disability

    Speech or Language Impairment

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Visual Impairment

Contact Us

  • EP Team


    Lisa Gerber-Eckard
    Instructional Advisor

    Dr. Lynn Murphy
    Associate Director of Special Education

    Kelly Kile
    Administrative Assistant
    (717) 624-6478

Useful Forms

Trauma Informed Care