General Special Education Information

Special education describes an educational alternative that focuses on teaching students with academic, behaviorial, health, or physical needs beyond those met by traditional educational programs or techniques.

Who is eligible for special education?

Children with disabilities from birth to age 22 may be eligible for special education.

Birth – 3 years old:  Children up to age three receive services through the First Steps, Indiana’s Infant and Toddler program.  First Steps is a program of the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS).  You may click DDRS for additional information.

3 years old – Kindergarten age:  Preschool children may receive special education instruction and school-based therapy services  in their home district school, G.L.A.S.S. preschool setting, selected daycare sites, and/or private schools.   If you would like additional information, please contact the G.L.A.S.S. at Linnwood Preschool at 765-476-2900.

School Age – 22 years old:  School-age children usually receive special education services in the public school setting, alternative education settings, and/or private schools.    If you would like additional information, please contact your child’s teacher, principal, or the G.L.A.S.S. at Hiatt at 765-771-6006.

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