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Specialized Education Programs

Mark Lewin
Special Education Coordinator
(530) 824-7701 ext 1264
Corning Union Elementary School District is dedicated to identifying, locating, and assessing all students who may have disabilities. The Special Education Department provides guidance and support to ensure effective education and educational success for students with disabilities who are eligible for special education and related services under state and federal laws and regulations. It is our goal to provide the best educational options for each student in the most supportive environment possible.
What do special education services look like?
Each student who receives special education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) based on their unique needs. The IEP team develops goals based on a student’s educational functioning and determines the appropriate services and placement. These services may include specialized academic instruction, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.  
Who is eligible for special education services?
A student, between ages three and twenty-two, having one or more of the 13 federally defined disabling conditions that adversely affect his or her educational performance, may be eligible to receive special education services. Conditions include autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, hearing impairment (hard of hearing), intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, health impairment, serious emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech and language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment.

Not all students who are struggling will require special education services. We may also meet student needs through the Response to Intervention (RTI) program. The RTI program provides interventions for struggling learners at increasing levels of intensity within the general education setting.