Special education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs. This process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.
Common special needs include challenges with learning, communication challenges, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disorders. Students with these kinds of special needs are likely to benefit from additional educational services such as differentiated approaches to instruction; use of technology; specific interventions based on individual needs; and adapted equipment.
Adams 14 hosts a Special Education Advisory Committee. These important, inclusive discussion forums are for parents, guardians, families, and friends of students with disabilities. Are meetings are held at the ESS building in the Board of Education room. Interpretation, snacks, and childcare are available. Click here for more information!
- Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Fast Facts
- CDE Autism Page
- CDE IDEA Early Intervention Services Fast Facts Brochure
- CDE Child Find
- CDE Specific Disabilities
- Family Resources
- Mental Health Fast Facts
- Overview of Special Education Process and IEP Video
- Parent Resources Handbook (English)
- Parent Resources Handbook (Spanish)
- Preschool Assistive Technology
- Special Education Rules and Regulations
- Special Education Acronyms
- Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)