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Special Education

What is Special Education?

 
Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of twelve areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004). These are:
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Visually Impaired
  • Speech-Language Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Special Education/SELPA Office
MaryAnn Frates, SELPA  Executive Director
Tanya Meyers, Asst to MaryAnn Frates
 
Linda Rowley Thom, Director of Special Education 
Tanya Meyers, Asst to Linda Rowley Thom
 
Program Supervisors:  Linda Spencer, Vanessa Horeis, Shea Hunter, Jenn Malakoff, Rhonda Taft, Zandra Texeira and Moira Zacharakis
 
Secretaries: Lisa Grover, Gwen Larriega and Jenny Olden
 
Special Needs Support Liaison:  Christine Koehne
 
Other Support Staff: Alma Ordaz, Lan Lau
 
699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville CA 94526
Phone: (925) 820-6815 Fax: (925) 820-5277

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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