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Services & Programs

Special Education Services

Special Education Services include early identification and assessment, partial or all-day specialized instruction, and special related services. Related services may include transportation, speech and language therapy, psychological services, adaptive physical education, and health and counseling services as may be required to assist a child with disabilities to benefit from special education.

Program Options

We offer a continuum of special education programs that involve students from ages three through 22. Program service options include:

  1. Consultation to teachers and parents
  2. Home-based services
  3. Services delivered in general classroom
  4. School based pull-out programs
  5. Self-contained classes on a general education site
  6. Special day classes on an isolated site

Students may also receive services in private non-public day schools, residential schools, and in hospital settings.

Special Education Continuum of Services outlines  least restrictive environment to most restrictive environment.

Placement Options

An Individualized Educational Planning (IEP) team determines a student’s placement in a special education program. At the IEP meeting, the team first determines a student’s eligibility for services based upon one of the fourteen disability categories.

Once a student’s eligibility for services is established, learning goals and objectives are determined. Then, placement options are reviewed to determine the appropriate type of level of service. Students of any disability may be served in any placement option. However, students classified as speech impaired are most often enrolled in the Speech and Language program. Students who are determined to have a specific learning disability are often enrolled in the Resource Specialist Program (RSP). The Preschool Center houses special education preschool programs and the preschool diagnostic team.

Major placement options for eligible students

  • General education class with aids/modifications
  • State special school
  • General education class
  • Residential program with public school
  • Residential program with school on-site
  • Home/Hospital
  • General education class with specialist services
  • Special class with mainstreaming
  • Special class in another district
  • Nonpublic, nonsectarian school
  • Special class on integrated campus