special educationTo enable all students to achieve high academic standards and quality of life, the Special Education department works collaboratively with districts, agencies, and parents to ensure students receive quality, meaningful, and needed services. The framework of support for children and young people with special educational needs is changing following the passing of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 This provides the statutory basis for the introduction of the term additional learning needs (ALN) to replace the terms special educational needs (SEN) and learning difficulty or disability (LDD), and introduces a single legislative framework to support children and young people aged 0-25 with ALN.

The Department of Pedagogy is the department that organizes educational programs to prepare child education personnel and experts, as well as to provide services to the public at large with respect to the fostering and development of childhood education.

Note: Students with a disability who are not found eligible for special education and related services may receive reasonable accommodations and modifications under DoDEA Policy Memorandum: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in a DoDEA Dependent Educational Programs and Activities.

However, it is important to keep in mind that these disabilities affect children differently, meaning that a disabling case of Autism may prevent one child from learning in a regular classroom, while another child may be able to succeed in a regular classroom.

Once your child turns three-years-old, Federal Law requires under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that a preschool child with a disability be provided with “a free and appropriate public education and services in the least restrictive environment.” A child with disabilities could be something as minor as a speech delay or as serious as Autism, Downs Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy.