At SoWashCo Schools, we provide a comprehensive program for students with unique learning needs. We offer a continuum of services to address student needs in the areas of: academics, social and emotional wellbeing, behavior, nursing, communication, and assistive technology.
The district offers special education and related services for all of the 13 disability categories, and serves approximately 2,800 students age birth through 21. SoWashCo Schools offers a wide range of service delivery models to include home-based services for infants and toddlers and a wide variety of school-based services for school- aged students. Students aged 18 through 21 have transition services in a variety of settings to provide post-secondary education, independent living skills, and employment opportunities to assist students with the transition to life as a young adult.
The philosophy of SoWashCo Schools is to provide a continuum of services and to support students in their neighborhood schools to the greatest extent possible. We are proud of our continuous improvement and progressive program development to meet the changing needs of students.
SoWashCo Schools is currently partnering with Vail's Afton Alps in a supported job training arrangement for identified Special Education students to gain work experience in the community. Through this unique opportunity, students are learning valuable life skills that will help them prepare for their adult lives.
Programs and Services
SoWashCo Schools offers a continuum of services to meet student's needs in the least restrictive environment. Below is a list of available supports should your child require specialized services.
Terms to Know
|ABC||Academic Behavior Communication|
|ASD||Autism Spectrum Disorder|
|DCD||Developmental Cognitive Disability|
|EBD||Emotional Behavior Disorder|
|ECSE||Early Childhood Special Education|
|Resource||Specialized Supplementary Instruction|
*Program sites and availability are subject to change
Restrictive Procedures Plan
Special Education Advisory Committee
The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) acts as an advisory body to the school district through the Director of Special Services on behalf of students receiving special education services. SEAC works towards the district’s mission which is committed to igniting a passion for lifelong learning by serving the individual needs of each eligible child by providing access to appropriate services to make progress towards meeting their annual goals.
Reasons to Become Involved:
Help other families and children with disabilities
Support school professionals in the district
Contribute to the community
Learn information and skills to work more effectively with the school district
Meet others with similar goals, both parents and school professionals
Build positive relationships with others in the district
Become more knowledgeable about special education
Share unique perspectives and insights as a parent to help the school district work more effectively with families and improve outcomes for children