Special Education Services

Welcome to the Special Education Services area of the Grace School District’s web site.

Students are referred to Special Education after general education interventions have been exhausted. A building level Response to Intervention Tam (RTI) will try Positive Behavior Supports, differentiated instruction, and modifications to appropriate curriculum in the student’s general education classroom before making a referral to the school’s Evaluation Team.

The Evaluation Team, which always includes the parent, determines whether or not the child is a person with a disability and whether or not the child meets eligibility for Special Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Special Education serves students ages 3-21. The IEP Team makes all placements in Special Education. IDEA requires that placements be made in the least restrictive environment.

We offer a wide range of programs serving students from preschool through age 21 that address a variety of student and family needs and concerns. Our program goals, curriculum and materials are developmentally appropriate and focused towards meeting the individual needs of students.

Please contact us if you have questions about any of our services.

  • Early Childhood Special Education– a half day program for developmentally delayed 3 – 5 year olds.
  • Early Childhood Developmental Milestones
  • Resource Room Programs – K-12, available in all schools.
  • Extended Resource & Self-Contained Classrooms – K-12, available upon approval of IEP teams and special education supervisors.
  • Programs for students with behavioral and emotional difficulties are available upon approval of IEP teams and area supervisors.
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Ancillary Services
    Occupational/Physical Therapy
    Visually Impaired
    Speech/Language Therapy
  • Assistive Technology – equipment and systems used to improve the functional capabilities of our students with disabilities.
  • Homebound Services – for students who will be out of school for 10 days or more due to illness or injury.
  • Transition Programs – a variety of programs aimed at facilitating life and employment skills development.
  • Manual
  • Forms
  • Medicaid

Special Education Referral Process