The following programs are available to Special Education students:
Instruction and Service
Such instruction and services will be provided by the general education teacher, the special education teacher or specialists competent to provide such instruction and services. If not, the appropriately credentialed Designated Instruction and Service (DIS) specialist will provide such instruction and service. Some examples are APE and S/L services. If your child needs a specialized service, which relates to his/her educational progress, it may be provided by the local school, County Office of Education or an outside agency.
The Pearson Center is a post-secondary Special Education program serving students from ages 18-22. At Pearson Center, vocational experiences develop career awareness and an understanding of job expectations which are important in the transition from school to work. Reading, writing, money and time concepts, and communication are practiced in class and in real life situations. Food preparation, personal hygiene, and classroom maintenance are also practiced in school. Community experiences include shopping, laundry and recreation.
For more information, please see the Pearson Center
section of the District Programs Page.
Resource Specialist Program
The Resource Specialist provides instructional services to students in order to implement the IEP. He/She also provides consultation to parents and regular staff members in areas such as assessment, curriculum and classroom management as well as monitoring pupil services with regular school programs. The majority of the student's day is spent in the regular program.
Special Day Classes- Students with more intensive educational needs may require Special Day Classes. Placement in Special Day Classes shall occur only when the nature of the handicap is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aides and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily. Typically 50% or more of the student's day is spent in Special Day Classes.
State Special Schools
The state provides residential schools and assessment for handicapped pupils as appropriate.
Non-Public, Non-Sectarian Schools and Services
All appropriate public school programs in the SELPA or nearby SELPAs shall be explored prior to considering the non-public school program alternatives.