What is Special Education?
In accordance with Federal and State guidelines, Special Education programs and services are provided to students with disabilities which adversely affect their educational performance. Eligible students are provided a free and appropriate public educational program in the least restrictive environment according to either the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
Children eligible for services under the IDEA are those with disabilities such as Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Developmental Delay (preschool), Multiple Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, Specific Learning Disability, or Other Health Impaired.
Children eligible for services under Section 504 include children who have record of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
If you know of a child who may have a disability or a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you would simply like additional information, please contact the Administrative Office at 419-673-0775.