Local Education Agency (LEA) Training: For children with learning and developmental disabilities (ages three to twenty-one), educational services are provided in small classes, typically seven to ten students.
Whenever possible, especially for children ages three to five, the mission is to prepare the student to mainstream into the regular school system. If this is not possible, the students may continue their enrollment until the end of their twenty-first year, as which time transfer to the adult program is made available.
Individualized instruction is the focus with student to staff ratio commensurate with each student’s needs. Classes are conducted by in-class certified special education teachers with the help of teacher aides. The typical class has at minimum one Teacher and two Teacher Aides. The student composition of each of the classes is based upon similar chronological age. Extended School Year (12 month) participation is encouraged when indicated in the student’s individual education plan (IEP).
All student services are contracted through local school systems. Please contact your local school’s Special Education Department for details.