Special Education

The Department of Special Education is committed to meeting the individual studentĀ“s needs through communication and collaboration among general education staff and special education staff and parents. An array of instructional services is provided which allows learning in an environment that is most appropriate and least restrictive.

Our District Provides:

Identification programs include referral/screening and/or individual assessments to determine educational, psychological, vocational, speech, visual, audiological and physical needs, and to determine:

  • The presence or absence of a disability
  • The presence or absence of a significant educational need, and
  • The identification of specific learning competencies

A Special Education program is designed to meet each eligible studentĀ“s needs through a combination of individualized instruction in general and special education. These programs are available to persons who are below the age of 22 as of September 1, who may have one or more of the following disabilities:

  • Auditory Impairment
  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • lntellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Non-categorical Early Childhood
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment (including blindness)

Programs and services are available to students who qualify for special education services and the ARD/IEP Committee has determined an educational need.