Special Education Supervisor
Oakwood Schools recognizes the importance of providing a specialized education for students with disabilities. Students within our district are provided educational services based upon the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), the federal law governing special education. IDEIA requires public schools identify students with disabilities through a multi-factored evaluation (MFE) and then provide the students with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
Once a student has been identified as a student with a disability (SWD), the district and the parents work together to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in order to best meet the student’s specific needs.
Oakwood Schools strives to provide a continuum of services to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. This continuum includes services within and outside of the general education classroom with an intervention specialist, services in a small group setting, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education, mental health therapy and special transportation.
We also team with other educational entities, such as the Montgomery County Educational Service Center and South Community, to provide additional support to our students who we are not able to provide within the district.
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Process for Selecting Typically Developing Preschool Students
Typically developing preschool students are selected for the program by signing up on a waitlist. For Fall of 2019, students must be age 3 or 4 by Sept. 30, 2019; be residents of the district; and be typically developing.