Santa Cruz County Special Education
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Santa Cruz County Special Education|
|Address:||400 Encinal Street|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that disabled students between birth and twenty-two years of age, or until high school graduation, be provided with all educational and related services needed to receive a free appropriate education (FAPE). Disabled students requiring specialized settings or interventions beyond the scope of services offered by district general or special education programs, or public regional agencies are referred to Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Special Education Programs. The parents, district of residence, county office, and involved agencies collaborate to develop an IDEA compliant Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Education Plan (IEP) based upon student age, levels of functioning and needs.
The Santa Cruz County Office of Educations (SCCOE) Special Education Department is focused upon providing each student with highly effective individualized instruction and related support services so each student will achieve their full educational, social, emotional, and vocational potential. Continuing communication and collaboration with parents, school districts, involved agencies, and local businesses who provide student employment opportunities is essential to our programs.
ELIGIBILITY: Birth-22 years, referral necessary. Must be physically or developmentally disabled or severely emotionally disturbed. Referral needed from school district of residence or licensed children's institution.
|Programs:||SCCOE Special Education services are divided into several programs. These programs include: early child education (Early Start), developmental preschool, autism preschool (Chrysalis), students with severe challenges at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, students with significant emotional challenges at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and post secondary students at a high school campus and Cabrillo Community College.
The programs are operated in twenty individual classrooms at twelve different district school sites.
Highly trained specialists in the areas of teaching, speech/language, nursing, adapted physical education, psychology, vision, hearing, occupational therapy, orthopedics, and work experience serve students in our programs plus additional specific students in district-operated special education and general education programs.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||State Government|
Dorothy Raab, Ed.D.
|Parent Agency:||Santa Cruz County Office of Education|
Early Childhood Education
Information and Referral
Mental Illness/Emotional Issues
|This record last modified September 28, 2012|