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Special Education Continuum of Services Survey

The Santa Clara County Office of Education has undertaken a study to examine the continuum of services for students with disabilities. Part of the study includes the development of a Task Force consisting of a variety of stakeholders from districts, community, parents groups and agencies throughout Santa Clara Valley. As part of their work, the Task Force helped to develop the included survey that is going out to districts, parents and community agencies.

We are asking for your assistance in completing the included survey on the services available for students with disabilities. The Santa Clara County Office of Education recognizes the important role that parents and families play in the education of their children. We are seeking your input as part of the countywide study through this survey and in input sessions. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. The information from this survey and the input sessions will remain anonymous and will only be used in an aggregated format.

WHAT IS SPECIAL EDUCATION?

Special education is instruction specially designed, at no cost to you, to meet your child's or youth's unique needs. Special education can include classroom instruction, home instruction, instruction in hospitals and institutions, or other settings. It can also include instruction in physical education and vocational education.

The federal law that supports special education and related services is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under IDEA, all eligible school-aged children and youth with disabilities are entitled to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
 

PARENT GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HELP?

Does your child need Special Education or Assessment for Special Education?

All children develop at different rates and in different ways. If you think that your child may have a disability, click here for more information.

I THINK MY CHILD MAY NEED SPECIAL HELP IN SCHOOL.

PARENTS RIGHTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

To obtain a copy of your parent rights and procedural safeguards you may contact the Student Services Office at (408) 337-3532 or click here (English) / (Spanish) to download a copy.

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