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Special Education Supports and Services

 
Parent Survey Link (available January 15th - May 15th) www.gadoe.org/Parent-Survey
 

Special Education is a service which supports children 3 – 21 years of age who meet eligibility guidelines in the following areas: Autism, Deaf/Blind, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impaired, Significantly Developmentally Delayed, Speech/Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment. Special Education services are provided in all school systems in Georgia and are free of charge to parents.

A student may be eligible to receive services in one or more of the following categories:

  • Autism
  • Deaf/Blind
  • Deaf/Hard Hearing
  • Emotional Behavior Disorder
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Significantly Developmentally Delayed
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment
 

Special education programs need to be individualized to meet the needs of the given student. Students with special needs are assessed to determine their specific strengths and weaknesses. A student’s goals and services are determined on the basis of the student’s need.

For more information or for necessary paperwork, please click here to download the Implementation Manual for Special Education of the Georgia Department of Education, Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports.

Special Education Rules for the State of Georgia

 

Special Education Rules Implementation Manual - Part I

 

Special Education Rules Implementation Manual - Part II

 
Deedee Lindsey
Administrative Assistant 
(229)686-6567
Mr. Jamie Taylor
Special Education Director
810 S. Dogwood Dr.
Nashville, Ga 31639
P:(229) 686-2081
F:(229) 686-6570
jamie.taylor@berrien.k12.ga.us
 
 
 
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