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Special Education



You can use this page to learn more about the Special Education Program and how they serve students throughout the district.



What is Special Education?

Explore comprehensive Special Education services, including District Special Day Class programs for students with diverse needs. Learn about assessment procedures, policies, and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

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Preschool Programs for Children 3 -5 Years Old

Explore inclusive education options for young children with special needs through our Designated Instruction and Services (DIS) programs. Discover specialized classes, related services, and parent education components.

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Special Education Records Request

Retrieve Special Education records, transcripts, and diplomas from the Special Ed department within the past five years.

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Adult Transition Program

Learn more about DNUSD's Adult Transition Program (ATP), dedicated to empowering young adults (18-22) with disabilities. Delve into our unique blend of community-based instruction, DIS, and person-centered approaches. 

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Special Education Transportation

Special Education Transportation is tailored for students with exceptional needs outlined in their IEP. Eligibility is determined by the IEP team.

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Standardized Testing Accommodations

An overview of student accessibility resources by subject and type of assessment provided by the California Department of Education.

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Child Find

Here at DNUSD, our Child Find program is devoted to identifying and supporting children with disabilities, offering no-cost special education services, including those for highly mobile, migrant, homeless, and private school attendees.

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Speech and Language Services

Our Speech and Language Pathologists address hearing impairments, oral-motor needs, social communication programs, and augmentative communications and offer specialized diagnostic assessments for students' comprehensive support.

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Rights of Parents and Children

Explore parental and child rights in special education, covering IDEA Part B and California Education Code provisions for ensuring equitable access and support.

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