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Special Education: Welcome


The Woodbury School Special Education Department strives to ensure that students with educational disabilities are provided with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes access to the general education curriculum whenever appropriate, as mandated by Federal statutes and State standards.

What is Special Education?

Special Education is specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of eligible students. Special Education provides related services necessary to access and make progress within the general curriculum.

When is a student eligible for Special Education?

A student is eligible if all four of the following are true: the student has one or more disabilities; the student is making not making effective progress in school; the lack of effective progress is caused by the disability; and, the student requires special education in order to make effective progress.

Disabilities Included in Special Education

Emotional Disturbance 
Hearing Impairment 
Intellectual Disability 
Multiple Disabilities 
Orthopedic Impairment 
Other Health Impairment 
Specific Learning Disability 
Speech/Language Impairment 
Traumatic Brain Injury 
Visual Impairment