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Special Education. Continuity, Consistency, Collaboration, Coherence. Special Education. Teach students with disabilities to become self-sufficient, self-reliant, independent learners who can advocate for themselves

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Special education

Special Education

Continuity, Consistency, Collaboration, Coherence


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Special Education

  • Teach students with disabilities to become self-sufficient, self-reliant, independent learners who can advocate for themselves

  • Teach skills in the areas impacted by disability through specialized instruction

  • Teach strategies to empower each child and allow him/her to compensate for the disability

  • Promote independence and high achievement

  • Provide a safe and inclusive environment which is accepting of all students


Eligibility
Eligibility

  • A student is eligible for special education if all four of the following are true:

    • The student has one or more disabilities

    • The student is not making effective school progress

    • Lack of effective progress is caused by the disability

    • The student requires special education in order to make effective progress


What is special education
What is Special Education?

Special Education is…

  • Specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of an eligible student

  • Related services necessary to access and make progress within the general curriculum

  • Free, appropriate, public education (FAPE)

  • Supports and services reasonably calculated to provide the child with benefit



Facts and figures
Facts and Figures

Based on 10/1/12 SIMS data


Placement data reporting ages 6 21
Placement Data (reporting ages 6-21)

Based on 10/1/12 SIMS data


Types of disabilities
Types of Disabilities

  • Autism (35)

  • Developmental Delay (53)

  • Intellectual (7)

  • Sensory – Hearing loss or deafness (2)

  • Sensory – Vision loss or blindness (0)

  • Sensory Impairment-Deaf-blindness (0)

  • Neurological (17)

  • Emotional (29)

  • Communication (90)

  • Physical (4)

  • Health (38)

  • Specific Learning (126)

  • Multiple Disabilities (12)

Based on 10/1/12 SIMS data





Related services
Related Services

Speech and Language Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Vision Teaching Services

Orientation and Mobility

Educational Audiology

Counseling and Psychological Services

Assistive Technology

Transportation

Home Programs

Parent Consultation/Training









Total expenses
Total Expenses

  • FY07 $2,228,304

  • FY08 $2,399,133

  • FY09 $2,486,822

  • FY10 $3,252,842

  • FY11 $3,356,945

  • FY12 $2,986,583

  • FY13 $3,193,830



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Special Education

  • Coordinated Program Review

  • Staffing Challenges

  • Math Performance for SWD

  • Preschool Needs

  • Space and resources to develop new programs, if needed

  • Continuing to find efficiencies and cost effective practices while maintaining high quality services


Student services
Student Services

  • Special Education

  • Guidance and Counseling

  • Section 504

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

  • Nursing and Health Services



The end

The End

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