The SCCOE's Special Education Department partners with the county's schools to serve students with disabilities from birth to age 22. We provide a variety of services for children and students with severe or low-incidence disabilities through instructional programs divided into Early Education (birth to age 3), preschool, elementary, secondary and post-senior.
We operate classes on public school campuses to serve children with special needs, and we align all classroom curriculum goals with the California Content Standards and the Preschool Learning Foundations. Our students receive instruction in the regular core curriculum in the state content areas and participate in state testing programs.
The SCCOE also acts as Local Education Agency (LEA) for students who reside in Licensed Children's Institutions and attend nonpublic schools. The Special Education Department also provides services to special education students attending institutional schools, community schools and pediatric-skilled nursing facilities.
- Download a brochure to learn more about this program
- Read about how deaf and hard-of-hearing students are supporting deaf students in Japan
- Read about how volunteers help students with hearing impairments experience team sports
- Read about deaf and hard-of-hearing students' recent trip to Japan
- Read about one SCCOE Special Education student's award-winning art project.
- Basic Disabilities
- Emotional Disturbances
- Medically Fragile
- Skilled Nursing
CONNECT POST-SENIORCONNECT promotes college-aged students' exploration of vocational, educational and recreational options through partnerships with local community groups.
ORTHOPEDIC IMPAIRMENTSThe Orthopedic Impairments Program serves students from birth to age 22 who have a physical, health or neuromuscular disorder that interferes with their access to mainstream educational curriculum.
AUTISM PROJECTThe Autism Project fulfills a need for more intensive programs for children with autism. The Project's primary focus is to foster independence and communication development.
WORK ABILITY IWorkAbility I assists students with the transition from school to work, allowing students aged 16-22 to stay in school while developing pre-employment and worksite skills
EARLY STARTThe Early Start Program provides early intervention services for children from birth to age three with disabilities, as well as their families.
Date last updated: July 1, 2012