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Santa Cruz County Special Education

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Special Education
Address:400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Primary Phone:831-466-5780
Email Address:draab@santacruz.k12.ca.us
Website:www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/spec_ed/index.html
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that disabled students between birth and twenty-two years of age, or until high school graduation, be provided with all educational and related services needed to receive a free appropriate education (FAPE). Disabled students requiring specialized settings or interventions beyond the scope of services offered by district general or special education programs, or public regional agencies are referred to Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Special Education Programs. The parents, district of residence, county office, and involved agencies collaborate to develop an IDEA compliant Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Education Plan (IEP) based upon student age, levels of functioning and needs.

The Santa Cruz County Office of Educations (SCCOE) Special Education Department is focused upon providing each student with highly effective individualized instruction and related support services so each student will achieve their full educational, social, emotional, and vocational potential. Continuing communication and collaboration with parents, school districts, involved agencies, and local businesses who provide student employment opportunities is essential to our programs.

ELIGIBILITY: children and youth from
birth to 22 years of age who are suspected
of having or have a diagnosed disability or
developmental delay. A referral may be made by a parent or by any person concerned about a child. Check the website under "Child Find" for details with contact information.

Programs:SCCOE Special Education services are divided into several programs:

Early Start, Developmental Preschool Program, Preschool Autism Program
Students challenged by severe handicaps
at the elementary (includes Chrysalis Center Autism Program), middle, and secondary levels
Programs for post secondary students
Lighthouse Program (provides a safe comfortable learning environment for students who struggle in the comprehensive school setting)
Programs for students challenged by emotional disturbance
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:State Government
 
Officials
 

Dorothy Raab, Ed.D.
Director, Special Education

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz County Office of Education
 
Subject Headings
 Developmental Disabilities
Early Childhood Education
Government Agencies
Information and Referral
Mental Illness/Emotional Issues
Physical Disabilities
Special Education
This record last modified June 18, 2013

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