The Copper River School District wholly supports the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and is proud of the reputation we have for providing high quality services and support to students with disabilities. Our commitment to our stakeholders shows in our willingness to work collaboratively with families to enable students to reach their full academic potential. Through the utilization of appropriate research based strategies and resources, we are able to provide a full continuum of services and develop programs that will meet the unique educational needs of children with disabilities.
The Programs and Interventions Department provides support and services for all eligibility areas including Autism, Deaf-Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Emotional Behavior Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Significant Developmental Delay, Speech Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.
Making a Referral for Special Education
What to Do If You Think Your Student Needs Special Education Services
Each school district has a duty to locate students residing within the district who might be in need of special education. This responsibility is called “child find.” In order to meet its “child find” obligations, your district will have procedures in place to locate, identify, and evaluate students between the ages of 3 and 21 who are suspected of having a disability and may be eligible for special education and related services.
If at any time you believe your student may need special education, you should contact someone at your student’s school and/or at your school district to request that your student be evaluated for special education.