page provides resources/information that supports parents of student's
with exceptional needs. Parents will find workshop and training
activities, how to access support for services available to their child,
and how to understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
is the D/M SELPA's philosophy that all individuals with
exceptional needs shall be provided a Free and Appropriate Public
Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
What is FAPE? FAPE
means special education and related services that are provided at
public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without
charge; meet the standards of the California Department of Education,
including the requirements of 34 CFR 300.1-300.818; include appropriate
preschool, elementary school, or secondary school education for children
between the ages of 3 and 21; and are provided in conformity with the
students' IEP that meets the requirement of 34 CFR 300.320-300.324.
What is LRE? Least restrictive environment means
that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities,
including children in public or private institutions or other care
facilities, be educated with children who are nondisabled, including the
provision of nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities.
What does special education mean? Special education means
specially designed instruction, provided at no cost to the
parent/guardian, to meet the unique needs of individuals with
disabilities whose educational needs cannot be met with modification of
the regular instruction program. It also includes related services,
provided at no cost to the parent/guardian, that may be needed to assist
these individuals to benefit from specially designed instruction.
What is specially designed instruction? Specially designed instruction means
adapting, as appropriate, to the needs of an eligible student, the
content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique
needs of the student that result from the student's disabilities and to
ensure access of the student to the general curriculum, so that the
student can meet the educational standards within the district that
apply to all students.