Bringing Special Education into the Public Schools
Special education is the practice of educating students in a way that provides accommodations that address their individual differences, disabilities, and special needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings.
Does my child qualify?
The Summit School District Child Find Program is provided without charge to families who live in Summit School District. The purpose of the program is to identify children from birth up to six years old who may be having difficulty in their development and to provide specialized support services when appropriate.
In what areas
Do Children Qualify?
The state of Colorado recognizes 14 disability categories that qualify a student to receive special education services. Each school has a multi-disciplinary team trained to complete an evaluation. The evaluation information is then used by the team, including parents, to determine if the child qualifies for special education services in one or more of the disability categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Deaf-Blindness; Developmental Delay; Hearing Impairment, including Deafness; Infant/Toddler with a Disability; Intellectual Disability; Multiple Disabilities; Orthopedic Impairment; Other Health Impaired; Serious Emotional Disability; Specific Learning Disability; Speech or Language Impairment; Traumatic Brain Injury; & Visual Impairment, including Blindness.