Students are served in a variety of ways utilizing many service delivery options, depending upon evaluation results, and IEP (Individual Education Program) committee recommendations.
Service delivery options most frequently utilized by students ages five to 21 are resource services provided in general education classrooms and/or resource rooms, and to a much lesser extent, in integrated or self-contained classrooms. Selection of the appropriate option for each student is based upon the student’s IEP, the least restrictive environment requirements, and the methods that provide a reasonably high probability of assisting the student to achieve annual goals. In addition, consideration is given to whether the student can be placed in his neighborhood school, and if not, if the school is as close as possible to the student’s home.
Although the full continuum of services is available, not all options are available at every school site.
For students of all ages, OT, PT, SLP, and other related services are available as determined through the IEP process. Opportunities for integrated extracurricular/non-academic activities are also considered. Transition services, including goals and objectives, based on a functional vocational evaluation and anticipated post-school outcomes are part of the IEP beginning no later than age sixteen, and annually thereafter. The need for extended school year (ESY) services is determined by the IEP team.