Phone: (716) 483-4277


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Maureen Diehl


Coordinator of Special Education


Role of the Coordinator of Special Education

As the Coordinator of Special Education, I serve as a liaison to parents, service providers, school building staff, and outside agencies to ensure the delivery of appropriate services and accommodations to students with disabilities. The goal is to ensure that every child receives the support(s) necessary to succeed in school and life.





Special Education Services in Jamestown Public Schools

Understanding Special Education Jargon

  • The Special Education Process includes many acronyms used in discussions and documents. These include:


    APE:               Adapted Physical Education

    AU:                Autism

    BIP:               Behavior Intervention Plan

    CSE:              Committee on Special Education

    CPSE:            Preschool Committee on Special Education

    CT:                Consultant Teacher

    D                   Deafness

    DB                 Deaf/Blindness

    ED:                Emotional Disturbance

    FAPE-             Free Appropriate Public Education

    FBA-               Functional Behavior Assessment

    HI:                 Hearing Impairment

    ICT:               Integrated Consultant Teacher

    ID:                 Intellectual Disability

    IDEA-             Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    IEP:               Individualized Education Plan

    LD:                Learning Disability

    LRE:              Least Restrictive Environment

    MD:               Multiply Disabled

    NYSAA:          NYS State Alternative Assessment

    OI:                Orthopedically Impairment

    OHI:              Other Health Impairment

    OT:                Occupational Therapy

    PT:                 Physical Therapy

    RR:                Resource Room

    SLI:                Speech or Language Impairment

    ST:                 Speech Therapy

    TBI:                Traumatic Brain Injury

    VI:                  Visual Impairment