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The Lake Chelan School District supports the highest quality core instruction through meaningful assessment, early intervention and individualized programming to meet the needs of students with disabilities ensuring that they reach their fullest potential.

Students with disabilities will achieve their fullest potential when they have access to the instruction and community of learners in general education.

Special Education is a program-planning option that allows parents, educators, and students when appropriate, an opportunity to sit down and determine an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which includes specially designed instruction to meet the needs of the student.

Special education is offered at no cost to the parents for students age 3 to 21.

Examples of services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Early identification and assessment of disabilities
  • Psychological services for educational assessment
  • Modification of the course material within the regular classroom
  • Small-group instruction
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Career/vocational education
  • Physical therapy
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Orientation and mobility services

Students may be eligible for Special Education services in one of the following categories:

1. Developmentally Delayed
2. Specific Learning Disability
3. Emotional Behaviorally Disabled
4. Intellectual Disability
5. Speech/Language Impaired
6. Multi Handicapped
7. Orthopedically Impaired
8. Deaf
9. Health Impaired
10. Hard of Hearing
11. Visually Impaired
12. Deaf-Blind
13. Autism
14. Traumatic Brain Injury

Students in need of specialized education may be brought to the attention of the school district by parents or child care providers, educational staff, community agencies or other concerned individuals. Parents who wish to make their child (3 to 21) a "Focus of Concern" for special education may call Special Education directly.

Phone: (509) 682-7744
FAX: (509) 682-8291