Special Education
 
The CPDLF provides a Special Education Program in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines to insure the provision of a free appropriate public education to all school-age children in need of such services.

Special education services are available to students who have been identified by an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, based upon recommendations in a multi-disciplinary evaluation (ER), to need special education.

Our Special Education Program is individualized to meet the needs of the child, and we provide specifically designed instruction. CPDLF staff will meet with parents to ensure a cyber school setting is the least restrictive environment for the student(s). We deliver special education and related services for CPDLF students at no cost to the parent.

Special education services are provided according to the primary education needs of the child, not the category of disability. We provide support for students who primarily need assistance with the acquisition of academic skills. However, other related services are available to the child to enhance participation in or access his or her program of special education. Examples of related services are speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy…etc.
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CPDLF has established a series of checks and balances throughout our program to insure all children receive the services they need. CPDLF will:

1. Send the parent a Permission to Evaluate or Permission to Re-evaluate Letter (if the child has been evaluated previously for special education services) and a copy of Procedural Safeguards.

2. Evaluate the child using a Multi-disciplinary Evaluation (which includes a parental input form) following receipt of a signed Permission to Evaluate/Re-evaluate Letter from the parent and or guardian.

3. Send an Evaluation/Re-evaluation Report to the parent.

4. Send the parent an Invitation to Participate in the IEP or other meeting with a copy of Procedural Safeguards.

5. Meet with the parent and develop an IEP that will provide optimal learning opportunities for the child.

6. Send the parent a Prior Written Notice Form when or if the IEP team proposes to initiate or change the child's identification, evaluation, or educational placement.

7.  After IEP implementation, CPDLF will:
     • Review and rewrite all IEP's annually.
     • Re-evaluate children with disabilities who are identified as being mentally retarded at least once every two years.
     • Re-evaluate children with disabilities at least once every three years.

Last Modified on May 27, 2009
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