Birth to Three Programs are provided in coordination with the district by community birth to three agencies, for eligible children who may transition into the district’s preschool program at age three.
is a process designed to locate children, birth through age 21, with a suspected disability to evaluate and identify a need for special education and related services. If you are concerned about your child’s development, you can learn more here
Community Based Services (CBS)
is designed to teach vocational skills, personal management, functional academics and daily living skills to 18 to 21 year old students with intellectual disabilities. Students who qualify for DDA work with a vendor their exiting year to gain employment prior to turning 21.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program (DHH)
is geared to providing comprehensive and appropriate special education services, in the least restrictive environment, to the district’s children, age preschool through grade 12 (or age 21), who have a hearing impairment. Learn more here
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
is provided to eligible children, ages three through five, with the support of district special education personnel, including teachers, paraeducators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other specialists. Learn more here
Emotional Behavioral Center (EBC)
is for students with identified disabilities who demonstrate primary learning needs in the social emotional skills domain. They may need specially designed instruction in academic skills or functional life skills; but the primary area of need is social emotional skills.
Integrated Kindergarten (IK)
is an inclusion program for kindergarten students, with specially designed instruction integrated into the kindergarten setting.
Intensive Academic Center (IAC)
is for students with identified disabilities who demonstrate primary learning needs in the academic domain or in adaptive skills. They may need intensive, specially designed instruction to learn how to read, write, and solve mathematical calculations and problems. They may have special needs in the social-emotional and/or functional life skills domains as well.
Integrated Learning Center (ILC)
is for students with identified disabilities who demonstrate primary learning needs in the functional life skills domain. They may need intensive, specially designed instruction to learn how to independently manage self-care or to acquire basic academic and social-emotional skills needed. ILC is also for students with significant disabilities, including those who are medically fragile, who need to develop basic communication and skills for participating in daily support routines.
Learning Resource Center (LRC)
is provided to students with identified disabilities who demonstrate an increased need in one or more domains. Students receiving learning resource center support, receive half or more of their daily instruction through general education, along with specially designed instruction in learning areas or other areas of identified need.