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         


    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.