What is Special Education?

Special education means specially designed instruction (SDI), at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Specially designed instruction means adapting as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child that result from the child’s disability and ensuring access to the general curriculum so that the child can meet the educational standards that apply to all children.  Specially designed instruction may include instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings.  Related services may include transportation, speech and language therapy, audiology (hearing), psychological services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

The Corvallis School District is here to fulfill the requirements of the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures that all children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education.