Special Education



What is Special Education?

Special Education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially and/or emotionally delayed. This "delay" signifies an aspect of the child's overall development (physical, cognitive, scholastic skills) which places them behind their peers. Due to these special requirements, students' needs cannot be met within the traditional classroom environment. Special Education programs and services adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery instruction to meet the appropriate needs of each child. Filer Special Programs offers assistance to students in the following areas:
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    Intellectual Disability
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    Autism Spectrum Disorder
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    Developmental Delay
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    Specific Learning Disability
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    Emotional Disturbance
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    Other Health Impairment
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    Hearing Impairment
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    Visual Impairment
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    Physical Impairment
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    Speech/Language Impairment
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    Multiple Disabilities

Special Education & The Law

Filer Special Programs exists to provide services to students who meet eligibility requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Once a student has qualified for services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines appropriate goals and accommodations based on each student's individual needs. All students are required to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in his/her least restrictive environment (LRE).
A Federal law ensuring services to children with disabilities. The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to individuals with disabilities. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth to two) and their families receive services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth ages three (3) to twenty-one (21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

Special Education Staff