What is Special Education
¨ Equal access to education for children (ages 3-21)
¨ A free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment
¨ Specialized instruction by a highly qualified teacher/specialist in a setting that best addresses the child’s needs
¨ IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Federal law states students are eligible under one of the 14 categories:
Autism, Deaf-blindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Serious Emotional Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment
EACH and EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS!
The LCS Exceptional Children’s Department provides a full continuum of services in accordance with IDEA.
Qualifying Students Could Receive:
· Occupational Therapy
· Physical Therapy
· Speech/Language Therapy
· Adapted Physical Education
· Educational Assessments
· Behavior Support
The Lexington City Schools Exceptional Children's Department is committed to providing high-quality, equitable learning opportunities for students with disabilities.