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: