559 W. King St.
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717.699.1573
Fax: 717.846.4031

Leah Ellingson, Manager of Special Education Department

Helping every student in Lincoln Charter School achieve regardless of their disabilities is the goal of the Special Education Department. The school system in collaboration with the department continues to offer a large number of support services for students with special needs as agreed upon by the student’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

Services provided by the special education department include but are not conclusive:

  • Speech/language therapy

  • Vision/hearing services

  • Physical therapy

  • Specialized equipment

  • Occupational therapy

  • Assistive technology

  • Psychological services

  • Homebound services

  • Special education budgets/grants

  • Transition services

  • Special transportation

  • Teacher observations

Here at Lincoln Charter School, we provide special education services to eligible students in a continuum of educational settings. These programs are designed to meet the student’s individual needs based on their identified disability. This includes intellectually gifted students whose abilities require special education services to meet their needs. The IEP Team determines the level of services for each student. The Team strives to provide the least restrictive environment (LRE) for all students. Written permission is required for the evaluation and identification process. Students who qualify for special education services will have an Individual Education Plan. Parents and staff are involved in identifying students that require special education services. Parents will be offered a copy of the Procedural Safeguards Notice at each meeting. You can find the safeguards featured below.

For more information please contact the LEA by email: aclark@lincolncharterpa.com.


Leah Ellingson, Special Education Manager, and Special Education Teacher

Alexis Belcastro, Special Education Teacher

Morgan Hartranft, Special Education Teacher

Rick Springer, Special Education Teacher

Emily Spezial, Special Education Teacher

Melissa Rumbaugh, Occupational Therapist