The Special Services department provides services to students with a wide range of disabilities from mild learning difficulties to severe disabilities. Services may include psychological assessments, counseling, communication disorder services, vision and hearing screenings, occupational and physical therapy, English Language Learners, LAP (Learning Assistance Program). Title 1, infant/toddler preschool programs for children birth to six years of age, home-based or center-based programs, and home/hospital programs for students who are temporarily out of school due to extended illness or injury.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. Section 504 requires that schools provide a full range of special accommodations/services so that students may participate and benefit from public education programs and activities. Students may be considered disabled under 504 even though they may not require Special Education services pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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