The elementary program for students with physical disabilities provides a transitional program for students coming to the public school from early intervention services. The students served by this program fall into two main categories: those who have suffered some insult (i.e., cerebral palsy) and must now be trained to adapt in order to function and those whose conditions are degenerative and have reached a stage where they are no longer able to function in other educational programs. Age of entrance and exit is dependent upon the student's condition and the degree of disability. The secondary level program focuses on preparation for adult living and employment.
Maximum Class Size: Follows Chapter 14 revision of Guidelines
Instructional Assistants: Provided for each program
Students are instructed in the following areas: Academic programs are tailored to the students’ level of functioning and the curriculum provided in his home district. The students are trained to adapt skills or use adaptive equipment in order to function in other schools and new school environments.
The Primary Goal is to: Transition the student to an appropriate program in his home district through the development of academic and adaptive skills and to provide instruction to enable students to become as independent as possible within the environment..
Related Services are included in the basic program.
• Academic Instruction Tailored to Individual Students
• Training in the Use of Adaptive Devices
• Inclusion in Regular Education Programs in the Host School
• Liaison to Facilitate Transition to Home Districts
• Transition Programming and Services at the Secondary Level
• Related services, i.e. PT, OT, Nursing Services, as appropriate