Special Education Programming

Continuum of School Age Special Education Programs/Services

Consistent with California Education Code 56361, the continuum of special education program options for students within Marin County includes, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following or any combination of the following:

(a) Regular Education Programs

Collaborative Teaching

Specialized academic instruction delivered in the general education setting that is designed to permit access to the classroom curriculum through the use of accommodations, adaptions, and/or modifications.

All Local Educational Agencies (LEA)s[1] within the Marin County SELPA.

(b) Resource Specialist Program

Learning Center

Specialized academic instruction delivered on a subject by subject basis in a separate classroom with and without general education students.

Bolinas-Stinson1 Center (K-8)

Lagunitas1 Center (K-8)

Kentfield 2 Centers (K-4 = 1; 5-8 = 1)

Larkspur-Corte Madera 4 Centers (K-4 = 2; 5-8 = 2)

Mill Valley2 Centers (K-5)

Nicasio – 1 Center (K-8)

Novato4 Centers (K-5 = 3; 6-8 = 1)

Reed 3 Centers (K-2 = 1; 3-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

Ross 2 Centers (K-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

Ross Valley2 Centers (2-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

San Rafael City Elementary6 Centers (K-5 = 6)

Sausalito Marin City2 Centers

Total: 30 Centers

Resource Specialist Program

Specialized academic instruction delivered on a subject by subject basis for less than the majority of the school day in a separate classroom without general education students.

Bolinas-Stinson1 Program

Dixie 7 Programs (TK-5 = 1; K-5 = 2; 6-8 = 4)

Kentfield 2 Programs (K-4 = 1; 5-8 = 1)

Marin County Office of Education (MCOE)1 Program (Alternative Education)

Mill Valley6 Programs (K-5 = 3; 6-8 = 3)

Novato17 Programs (K-5 = 5; K-8 = 1; 6-8 = 3; 9-12 = 6; K-8= 1; K-12 = 1)

Nicasio1 Program (K-8)

Ross Valley6 Programs (K-5 = 4; 6-8 = 2)

San Rafael City Elementary9 Programs (K-8)

San Rafael City High3 Programs (9-12)

Shoreline 3 Programs

Tamalpais13 Programs (9-12)

Total: 59 Programs

(c) Designated Instruction and Services

Related Services

Designated instruction and services or “related services” means developmental, corrective, and other supportive services that are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.  Related services may include any of the following:

Speech-Language Pathology;

Audiology Services;

Interpreting Services;

Psychological Services;

Physical and Occupational Therapy;

Recreation, including Therapeutic Recreation;

Counseling Services, including Rehabilitation Counseling;

Orientation and Mobility Services;

School Health and/or Nursing Services;

Social Work Services;

Parent Counseling and Training;

Medical Services for Diagnostic or Evaluation Purposes; and/or

Transportation

(d) Special Classes

Special Day Classroom:  Mild to Moderate Disabilities

Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with mild to moderate educational needs.

Dixie 2 Classrooms (K-2 = 1; 3-5 = 1)

Kentfield1 Classroom (TK-2)

Mill Valley1 Classroom (6-8)

Novato8 Classrooms (K-2 = 2; 3-5 = 2; 6-8 = 2; 9-12 = 2)

Reed1 Classroom (3-5)

San Rafael City Elementary1 Program (6-8 )

San Rafael City High 2 Classrooms (9-12)

Sausalito Marin City1 Classroom

Shoreline3 Classrooms

Tamalpais4 Classrooms (9-12)

Total: 25 Classrooms

Special Day Classroom:  Skills Development Academy

Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with mild/moderate/severe educational needs that are utilizing both a functional life skills curriculum and a standards based curriculum.

MCOE2 Classrooms (TK-K = 1; 5-8 = 1)

Total: 2 Classrooms

Special Day Classroom:  Moderate to Severe Disabilities

Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with moderate to severe educational needs.

MCOE7 Classrooms (K-8 = 4; 9-12 = 3)

San Rafael City Elementary3 Classrooms (K-8)

San Rafael City High1 Classroom (9-12)

Total: 11 Classrooms

Special Day Classroom: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students that utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods to supplement or replace speech and/or written language.

MCOE 2 Classrooms (K-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1)

Total: 2 Classrooms

Special Day Classroom: Autism Strand

Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with moderate to severe communication, behavioral needs, and sensory needs.

MCOE5 Classrooms (PK-1 = 1; K-2 = 1; 3-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

Novato – 5 Classrooms (PK = 1; K-2 = 1; 3-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

Ross Valley 1 Classroom (K-2)

Total: 8 Classrooms

Special Day Classroom:  Counseling Enriched

Specialized academic instruction delivered for the majority of the school day in a small group setting within a separate classroom for students with social/emotional/behavioral needs.

MCOE3 Classrooms (K-5 = 1; 6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 1)

Novato3 Classrooms (6-8 = 1; 9-12 = 2)

San Rafael City High1 Classroom (9-12)

Tamalpais 2 Classrooms (9-12)

Total: 8 Classrooms   

(e) Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School Services

Non-Public School

Specialized academic instruction delivered in a California Department of Education certified private non-sectarian school for students with IEPs that are typically located outside of a comprehensive public school setting/campus.

Active non-public, nonsectarian schools within the Marin County SELPA – 4

Taken from:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ds/npsacrtapp.asp  

Non-Public Agency

A private nonsectarian establishment or individual certified by the California Department of Education that provides related services necessary for a student to benefit educationally from their IEP.

Active non-public, nonsectarian agencies within the Marin County SELPA – 14

Taken from: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ds/npsacrtapp.asp  

(f) State Special Schools

California School for the Blind

Provides intensive, disability specific educational services for pupils who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, ages 3-22.  The California School for the Blind is a statewide resource offering expertise in the low prevalence disabilities of visual impairment and deaf/blindness through innovative model programs, assessment, consultation and technical assistance, professional development, research and publications, advocacy, and outreach.

Fremont, CA1 School

Total:  1 School

California School for the Deaf          

Provides comprehensive educational programs to deaf and hard of hearing pupils, ages 3-22.  The school provides a comprehensive residential and non-residential educational program composed of academic, non-academic, and extracurricular activities.

Fremont, CA1 School

Total: 1 School

(g) Instruction in Settings Other Than Classrooms Where Specially Designed Instruction May Occur.

Community Based Instruction

Regular and systematic instruction in meaningful, functional, and age-appropriate skills in integrated community settings, using naturally occurring materials and situations.  Community Based Instruction is designed to help students with moderate/severe educational needs acquire and generalize life skills that enhance opportunities for meaningful experiences and relationships within the general community.

MCOE4 Classrooms (12+ = 4)

Total:  4 Classrooms

(h) Itinerant Instruction in Classrooms, Resource Rooms, and Settings Other Than Classrooms Where Specially Designed Instruction May Occur

Teacher of the Visually Impaired (VI)

Provides specialized academic instruction and consultation in a variety of educational settings for students with neurological visual impairments who are functionally blind or who have low vision, even with the best correction that adversely impacts educational performance.

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)                 

Provides specialized academic instruction and consultation in a variety of educational settings for students with a hearing impairment that is so severe, the processing of linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification, adversely impacts educational performance.

(i) Instruction Using Telecommunication, and Instruction in the Home, in Hospitals, and in Other Institutions

Home and Hospital Instruction

Specialized academic instruction delivered in the home or hospital setting due to the presence of a temporary disability which makes attendance in regular classes or another education program impossible or inadvisable.  A temporary disability is a physical, mental, or emotional disability incurred while a student is enrolled in classes or a program outside of the home/hospital setting and after which the student can reasonably be expected to return to the original classes/program without the need for special interventions.  Educational services may be provided via telecommunication or other means by any LEA within the Marin County SELPA.

All Local Educational Agencies (LEA)s within the Marin County SELPA.

       

[1] A local educational agency means a public school district that serves students in any grades P-12.