Special Education-Student Services

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The Department of Special Education and Student Services supports its mission by:

  • complying with the provisions of IDEA of 1997(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997) and the IDEIA of 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004)
  • appropriately identifying students with disabilities based on federal and state criteria
  • providing high quality, specialized instructional programs utilizing supplemental materials and research-based strategies
  • facilitating a collaborative team among parents, staff, and students to build a positive learning environment
  • promoting a strengths-based approach to build on success
  • supporting the development of knowledge and skills to prepare students to be college bound and/or career ready in the following areas: academics; social/emotional; behavioral; communication; fine and gross motor; organization; transition goals; and functional life skills.

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Virginia Dept. of Education Special Education Parent Survey

Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."

Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes. The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth.

It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.

Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services. Please reflect upon your experiences during the 2017-2018 school year. The links to the survey are provided below.

Parent Survey--English
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2018English

Parent Survey--Spanish
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2018Espanol

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