All Children are welcomed members of the Head Start Community. The Head Start Program works to involve children with disabilities and their parents in all aspects of the program. Individualized plans are developed to meet the needs of children with disabilities so they may participate in all activities.
In Head Start, the screening and assessment process helps to identify children who may be eligible for a special education program, which would assist with meeting a child’s individual needs.
With Parental permission, a referral will be made to the appropriate school district. Children may be referred to a physician or other health care professional for further treatment or as a part of the determination of eligibility. When children meet eligibility we can help parents access the services each child may need.
Special Education Services are available to children ages 3 and 4 who have special needs in one or more of these developmental areas: Physical Skills, Speech, and Language Skills, Self-Help Skills ( Such as feeding or dressing themselves), Partial or Total Loss of Vision or Hearing, Social and Emotional Skills, Learning Disabilities ( Which delay skills such as reading or writing), etc.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact your child’s teacher, Family Advocate, or the Disability Manager.