Special Education Programs

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Special Education Programs

Some children experience difficulty in school, ranging from concentration problems to learning, perception and behavior problems. These students may need special education programs to learn at their own unique pace.

Insights for Special Education Programs

  • Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, parents of kids with special needs can work with educators to create an individualized education plan (IEP). Learn more about IEPs and the referral and evaluation process.
  • If your child is referred to a special education program, it’s a good idea to become familiar with your rights under special education laws.
  • Although learning disabilities are never outgrown, proper identification, support and intervention can help a child become successful in learning and in life. To learn more about learning disabilities, see our findingDulcinea Learning Disabilities Web Guide.

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