What is Special Education?

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Special education means specially designed instruction, services or programs, provided at no cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. Special education services and programs may be provided individually to a student or in a group with other students with similar educational needs. Each student’s Special Education TEAM makes recommendations about appropriate special education services and programs, which are described in detail in a written plan for each child, known as the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Special education may include specially designed instruction or supplementary instruction and services provided in the general education class, consultation services from a special education professional, resource room programs, special classes, home and/or hospital instruction or programs and services provided in other public or private schools.