Special Education

Nashoba Regional High School is an inclusive school environment where we work together to discover and develop each student's unique gifts and talents. The Special Education Department provides a continuum of services and programs for students who have been identified as having educational or social/emotional needs that cannot be met through regular education programs and services alone. Through the Special Education Team Evaluation Process, potential students are evaluated, a TEAM meeting is held and if a student is found eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.) is developed. The I.E.P. identifies the student's strengths and weaknesses, provides goals appropriate to his/her individual needs, and describes the services required to meet those needs in the least restrictive environment possible.

Assessments are conducted by special education teachers, the school psychologist, speech/language pathologist, and other specialists to determine whether a student has a disability and a need for specially designed instruction. Special education services include academic assistance in general education classrooms as well as in three learning centers designed to provide varyingdegrees of support in a separate setting. Related services such as speech/language therapy and individual or group counseling are also available. Referrals are directed to the special education Team Chairperson.

See our Program of Studies to learn more. 

Useful Links

SPED Connections from the Department of Education DOE

Special Education Resources on the Internet -  SERI
A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in fields
related to Special Education.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

Council for Exceptional Children: (Division of Career and Development and Transition)
DCDT focuses on the career development of children, youth and adults of all ages and exceptionalities, including transitions and career development of exceptional children.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities
The mission of National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to promote public awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities.

The Institute for Community Inclusion
The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community.

National Center to Improve Practices in Special Education
The National Center to Improve Practice was established to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel serving these students

Developmental Delay Resources
DDR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas.

The Family Village
The Family Village is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

Cornucopia of Disability Information
CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas.

Special Education Schools Network
A compilation of Special Education Schools across the country, as well as resources and organizations related to Special Education Schools.

Mobility International USA
MIUSA is a U.S. Department of State funded program to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training, and to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.

A collection of SPED links from Berrien County Intermediate School District http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bcisd/classres/specialed.htm

Emotional Impairments

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides information to assist parents and families in their most important roles, contains news, facts, journal & publications and more.
  • Internet Mental Health Disorders. Besides offering excellent links to other sites, it has detailed and extensive material about the diagnosis and, in particular, medical treatment. Contains professionally-oriented information.

Gifted

  • Gifted Resources Home Page Links to all known online gifted resources, enrichment programs,
    talent searches, summer programs, and more.
  • Prufrock Press The leading publisher for education of the gifted.

General Special Education Sites

Hearing Impaired and Deaf Resources

Learning Disabilities/ADD/ADHD

Mentally Impaired

Visually Impaired