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      click here for a link to procedural safeguards in English

      click here for a link to procedural safeguards in Spanish


      What is special education?

        Special education means specially designing instruction to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability. Services are made available to meet the needs of all students with disabilities within the responsibility of the district who have been determined eligible and need special education and related services in order to benefit from their educational program.

      Students with disabilities are those children evaluated as having:teacher with apple

      •   Autism (AUT)
      •   Emotional Disability (ED)
      •   Hearing Impairment (HI)
      •   Other Health Impairments (OHI)
      •   Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
      •   Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disabilities (MIID/MOID)
      •   Severe Mental Disabilities (SMD)
      •   Multiple Disabilities (MD)
      •   Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment (MDSSI)
      •   Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
      •   Preschool Speech/Language Delay (PSL)
      •   Speech/Language Impairment (SLI)
      •   Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
      •   Visual Impairment (VI)


      Frequently Asked Questions 

      Can my student take honors or AP courses?

      • Yes, students may enroll in honors and AP courses 


      Can my student fail a class and, if so, what happens?

      •   Yes, any student can fail a class.
      •   The student must repeat the course during summer school or in a classroom setting during the school year.


      What are the expectations of a student with special needs?

      •  Advocate for their needs within the classroom
      •  Attend their meetings
      •  Discuss post-secondary goals with our transition specialist
      •  Earn course credits given the accommodations and modifications listed in the IEP
      •  Meet with service coordinators to discuss IEP services and needs


      What times will meetings related to IEP services take place?

      •   Meetings take place before school at 7AM, or immediately following the last bell at 2:25 PM.
      •   Enter the main office and check in with our front desk secretary who will alert team members of your arrival.


      What tutoring option exists for students?


      When will I meet my child’s service coordinator?

      • Service coordinators generally send out correspondence at the start of the year.
      • Many parents meet service coordinators at Casteel's parent night, August 6.
      • Sometimes, face-to-face interactions first take place at the annual review.


                    Sibling Support

      click here for a link to Sibling Support Projectchildren on bus

      click here for a link to the Arizona Autism Coalition support groups

      click here for a link to the bling Leadership Network


      Local Parent Groups

      click here for a link to Parents of Asperger Children Chandler, AZ

      click here for a link to the Arizona Autism Coalition Calendar

      click here for a link to Dads for Special Kids





Last Modified on July 19, 2016