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Special Education Program Services

Various special education programs, as well as supplementary aids and services, are available in Canon-McMillan to meet the needs of identified special education students.  The following is a summary of the support programs currently available to Canon-McMillan students:

AUTISTIC SUPPORT

Services for students with the disability of autism who require services to address needs primarily in the areas of communication, social skills, or behaviors consistent with those of autism spectrum disorder. The IEP for these students must address needs as identifed by the team which may include, as appropriate, the verbal and nonverbal communication needs of the child; social interaction skills and proficiencies; the child's response to sensory experiences and changes in the environment, daily routine and schedules; and, the need for positive behavior supports or behavioral interventions.

BLIND-VISUALLY IMPAIRED SUPPORT

Services for students with the disability of visual impairment including blindness, who require services to address needs primarily in the areas of accessing print and other visually-presented materials, orientation and mobility, accessing public and private accommodations, or use of assistive technologies designed for individuals with visual impairments or blindness. For students who are blind or visually impaired, the IEP must include a description of the instruction in Braille and the use of Braille unless the IEP team determines, after the evaluation of the child’s reading and writing needs, and appropriate reading and writing media, the extent to which Braille will be taught and used for the student’s learning materials.

DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT

Services for students with the disability of deafness or hearing impairment, who require services to address needs primarily in the area of reading, communication, accessing public and private accommodations or use of assistive technologies designed for individuals with deafness or hearing impairment. For these students, the IEP must include a communication plan to address the language and communication needs, opportunities for direct communications with peers and professional personnel in the child’s language and communication mode, academic level, and full range of needs, including opportunities for direct instruction in the child’s language and communication mode; and assistive technology devices and services.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Services for students with a disability who require services primarily in the areas of social or emotional skills development or functional behavior.

LEARNING SUPPORT

Services for students with a disability who require services primarily in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, or speaking or listening skills related to academic performance.

LIFE SKILLS SUPPORT

Services for students with a disability who require services primarily in the areas of academic, functional or vocational skills necessary for independent living.

MULTIPLE DISABILITIES SUPPORT

Services for students with more than one disability the result of which is severe impairment requiring services primarily in the areas of academic, functional or vocational skills necessary for independent living.

PHYSCIAL SUPPORT

Services for students with a physical disability who require services primarily in the areas of functional motor skill development, including adaptive physical education or use of assistive technologies designed to provide or facilitate the development of functional motor capacity or skills.

SPEECH & LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Services for students with speech and language impairments who require services primarily in the areas of communication or use of assistive technologies designed to provide or facilitate the development of communication capacity or skills.

OTHER RELATED SERVICES

Other Related Services are available to students who require such services to gain benefit from their educational program.  These services may include: occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, nursing services and guidance counseling services.  Special transportation is also offered to students who are unable to access regular transportation services, due to the disability or the location of the special education program.