Special education is a broad term that describes the education of students who have intellectual, physical, behavioral or emotional disabilities. Special education involves specially designed instruction tailored to the unique needs of each child and is provided at no cost to parents. The federal law Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
Our school supports students with disabilities in a variety of ways. In most cases, students remain in their class, where they are supported by a Special Education teacher or paraeducator. Individual students are supported as teachers make adjustments to their learning, write Individual Education Plans (IEPs), provide support materials, prepare behavior management programmes, and collaborate with outside professionals.