Programs and Services
The El Dorado County Office of Education Special Services Department is dedicated to providing high quality and individualized special education services to children/students with exceptional needs from birth through age 22. We work closely with our families and school districts through the IEP process to make data-driven and evidence-based-decisions and offer a variety of programs and services throughout the county.
While our local school districts are able to provide many of the necessary special education services for students with disabilities in our county, there are many disabling conditions which require such an intensive level of support or which have such a low incidence rate that it would be fiscally and programmatically difficult for each individual district to independently provide the necessary services. Through partnerships with our families, schools/districts and our community, we are able to implement county-based programs to meet these highly specialized and/or low incidence needs.
The El Dorado County Office of Education Special Services Department is proud to offer specialized programs that support and serve students county-wide with the following disabilities:
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Emotional Disturbances
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Visual Impairments
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic (Physical) Impairments
- Other Health Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injury
We also provide a variety of itinerant services to eligible students in every school in El Dorado County, except South Lake Tahoe, including:
- Adapted Physical Education
- Audiology Consultation
- Behavior Management
- Occupational and Physical Therapy Consultation
- Specialized Physical Health Care
- Speech-Language Therapy
Together, we continue to implement responsive, student-centered programs and services that address the individualized needs of our students, school districts and our county at large.