Introduction to Special Education:
Special Education in the school setting is to provide specially designed instruction and intervening services to students with disabilities from birth through 21 years of age. The state of Washington identifies fourteen categories that a child may be eligible to receive special education services. In order to qualify for special education services a child must be found to have a disability, which adversely impacts their educational performance and requires specially designed instruction. Students qualify for special education services for many different reasons. Services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, academic interventions, social and behavioral interventions, and transitional services. The overall goal is to promote independence and a successful career beyond high school. If you have any questions, concerns or suspect a child may be in need of special education services, please contact the special education department at 854-3065.
Granger School District’s Special Education Department is responsible to locate,evaluate, and identify children from birth through school age with suspected disabilities in need of special education services. If you know of a child who may need service and lives within the Granger School District, please call the Special Education office to gain more information or to make a referral at 854-3065.