Welcome to the Special Education Department of Monroe County Schools!
Our Special Education Department is committed to working with families, schools, and community agencies to ensure the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) by creating and supporting inclusive environments, services, and programs that offer opportunities for educational, social, behavioral, and emotional success for students with disabilities.
Our services are provided in the least restrictive environment for students (ages 3-22) through a continuum of options. Teachers and administrators work collaboratively to develop individualized educational programs that provide support ensuring students can successfully access the academic, social, and emotional opportunities available at school.
PURPOSE OF IDEA
To ensure that all children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. IDEA Regulations 300.1 (a)