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Special Education

Eli Gallup

Eli Gallup
Associate Superintendent, Special Education/SELPA

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Special Education Services provides regionalized special education services to students with disabilities throughout Nevada County. Beginning with the infant program which serves ages 0-3 and up through the 8th grade, students are provided a variety of supports and services to meet their individual needs.  The program also provides some Designated Instruction and Services (DIS) to high school students.

Students with more intensive needs grades K-8 may be served in a Special Day Class (SDC).  These classes are located on regular school campuses, and may serve students with a variety of disabilities including autism, emotional disturbance and cognitive and / or multiple disabilities.  Students participate in classes and activities with their non-disabled peers to the extent that they are able.

Students may also receive a variety of Designated Instruction and Services (DIS) according to their individual needs such as Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Intervention, Speech and Language, and instruction from teachers of the Visually Impaired and Deaf / Hard of Hearing.  These services are provided to student at their school sites and help to address each child’s unique needs and allow them to participate to the greatest extent possible in the general education environment and curriculum.

The teachers and support staff who serve the students with disabilities throughout these programs are highly trained and dedicated professionals, who are passionate about their work.