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    Special Education



    Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of thirteen areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). They are as follows:

    1. Autism
    2. Deaf-blindness
    3. Deafness
    4. Hearing Impairment (Hard of Hearing)
    5. Intellectual Disability
    6. Multiple Disabilities
    7. Orthopedic Impairment
    8. Other Health Impairment
    9. Emotional Disturbance
    10. Specific Learning Disability
    11. Speech or Language Impairment
    12. Traumatic Brain Injury
    13. Visual Impairment


    Continuum of Services

    Old Adobe Union School District is part of the Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Through the district and SELPA, we offer a continuum of services for students with disabilities: 

    • Adaptive Physical Education
    • Deaf, Hard of Hearing
    • Full Inclusion
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Resource Specialist Program
    • Special Day Class
    • Speech and Language
    • Visual Impairment

    The Director of Student Services provides focus and direction for Special Education and related services. She also monitors the effectiveness and compliance of programs and services for students.