Programs and Services

The Edmonds School District offers various programs and services available to all students who meet state eligibility criteria for special education services and are being served on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This continuum includes specially designed instruction, accommodations, and related services in general education, special education, and/or community environments.
 
Students with disabilities are to be educated in the least restrictive environment, meaning they should be educated with students without disabilities, to the maximum extent they are allowed by their disability. Specially designed instruction addresses the unique needs that result from the student's disability and ensures access to the general curriculum so that the student can meet educational standards of the school district or other public agency that apply to all students. 
 
Special education personnel at the central office determine specific course availability based on an analysis of student populations. Therefore, not every aspect of the continuum may be available at each school. Classes will be assigned based on individual student needs and the IEP process.
 
 
Birth to 3
 
The district contracts with ChildStrive and Wonderland Developmental Center for early intervention services for children with disabilities, birth to three years of age, and their families. Services provided are highly individualized, family-centered, and interdisciplinary. They include home and community-based early intervention services and access to family support and early learning programs.
 
 
 
Special Education preschool-age programs provide children with disabilities, ages three to five, with early intervention services at the Alderwood Early Childhood Center as well as in the Edmonds Community College Cooperative Preschool, Head Start, and Parks & Recreation Preschool sites. Program and service options are dependent on each student's individual needs, as identified in the evaluation and Individualized Education Program (IEP).
 
Options include, but are not limited to, specially designed instruction in the areas of cognitive, social/emotional, speech/language, motor and/or adaptive skills. These programs and services include:
For more information about Birth to 3 and Early Childhood Services:
(425) 431-4900

Elementary Programs and Services

The District provides services to students in Kindergarten through 6th grade with disabilities. These programs and services include:
For more information about Elementary Programs:
Tim Garberich, Director
(425) 431-7188
 
 
The District provides services to students in middle and high school with disabilities. These programs and services include:
For more information about Secondary Programs:
Jan Beglau, Director
(425) 431-7122
 
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