Other Special Education District Programs
Extended School Year
Extended school year services are provided to special education students who may exhibit regression of academic skills without services beyond the regular school year.
Early Intervention Programs
The District provides early intervention services to young children ages birth to three years of age who reside within the Rowland Unified School District Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and exhibit developmental delays. The primary purpose of early intervention services under Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is to enhance the development of the infant or toddlers identified with developmental delays which can significantly reduce the potential impact of the impairment and positively influence later development when the child reaches school age.
Pre-School Special Education Program
The District provides special education programs for pre-school children from age three to five years of age. The emphasis is on a language-based developmental model which emphasizes meeting the developmental needs of the child. The curriculum is designed to maximize the young child's social, cognitive, language, motor, and independent skills in order to be successful.
Students age 18 -22, who are on the certificate track are provided instruction to assist them to make a successful transition to independent living. Services include; functional life skill and job development,
assessing work-related skills, providing interests, aptitudes, and attitudes assessment/inventories, assisting students in developing positive work site attitudes, self-confidence, and vocational competencies to locate, secure and retain employment in the community or sheltered environment with the support of vocational career assistants and outside agencies.
The WorkAbility program provides opportunities for middle school and high school students in special education to receive vocational/career services. The program provides appropriate activities suited to each students individual needs, abilities and interests. There is also a one year follow-up component to support students once they leave the high school setting. Funds are received from the state based upon an approved annual application and program review.
The program is designed to provided students services that will assist them in preparing for a successful transition to work and adult life. These may include vocational assessments, counseling, pre-employment skills training, vocational training, support in finding unsubsidized employment and paid work experience for students who are job ready. A two-year follow-up support services after high school.
The program is designed to support middle school students in grades 6 - 8 to make informed choices about their future. Services may include career interest surveys, career awareness and career exploration activities, self advocacy and self-determination skills. In addition, transition activities in preparing for high school is also utilized.