District 75 programs
Specialized programs are programs that are not currently expected to exist in every community school. Special education supports and services that require expertise and are found in a select number of schools may be considered specialized programs.
While each school should have the capacity to serve the majority of students with disabilities, we recognize that this may not be feasible for all schools to develop imminently. Expertise in effectively educating students with particular needs, such as students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, students with intellectual disabilities or English Language Learners who have disabilities is developed over time and there are students who may be best served in schools with such expertise.
The following are currently considered specialized programs:
- ASD Nest – an integrated class setting in a community school for high functioning students on the autism spectrum.
- ASD Horizon – a self-contained class in a community school for students on the autism spectrum.
- ASD Support – an innovative program for supporting students in a community school who are on the autism spectrum.
- Barrier Free – a school building that is accessible to students who have limited mobility, serious health issues, or use a wheelchair or other mobility device. Schools that are designed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) meet the highest standard of accessibility.
- Bilingual Special Education – a special class for students who are recommended to receive services in a bilingual classroom (Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Yiddish, or Haitian Creole).
- Special Program for students with ID classification – a special class or program in a community school for students who are classified as intellectually disabled and who are being alternately assessed.