Special Education

Special Education is specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a child with a disability.  The goal is to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs.

Special Education services are mandated by state laws and by the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), a federal law.  The Individuals with Disability Education Act:

  • Assures all children with disabilities are provided a free, appropriate, public education designed to meet their unique needs.
  • Protects children’s rights and the rights of their parents or guardians.
  • Assists state and local districts in providing education that assesses students’ strengths and areas of need and assures the effectiveness of the educational programming.

At Adel Elementary we are committed to students receiving daily specially designed instruction in addition to grade level core curriculum.  This could look like children being served in a smaller group in a different classroom for short bursts of time, focusing specifically on targeted skills & strategies.  At times, the support teacher will go into the general education environment to address their needs.

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