This group is dedicated to providing resources, support and learning opportunities to our parents as it relates to students who have different leaning styles and abilities. Areas of focus include Special Education, Gifted Education, Tiers of Support, 504 Plans, EIP, ESOL, and therapy services.
We hope to provide support and understanding of resources available within Morris Brandon, APS, and throughout our community. Most communication will be via BeeMail or through a special distribution list of parents. If you are interested in learning more about available Special Education, please contact Cecil Dalton at 404.802.7254 or call the front office of either campus.
What is Special Education?
Children with special needs have rights to services in school under federal and state laws. Special education is a set of services, rather than a specific “place” for your child to go. The general education classroom is considered the least restrictive environment (LRE) for most kids. Almost six million students in the U.S. receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Most special education students spend the majority of the day in general education classrooms.
How do I determine if my child has special needs?
As a parent, you may request an evaluation of your child to determine his or her needs for special education and/or related services. The result of the evaluation determines your child’s eligibility to receive a range of services under applicable laws. Your child’s evaluation must be conducted by a trained and knowledgeable individual. The evaluation must cover all areas related to the suspected disability, offered in your child’s native language and conducted at no cost to you. If you disagree with the evaluation, you have the right to take your child for an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) and you may request that the school system pay for this IEE.
Information take from the National PTA Website:
“Getting Started – Special Education Guide: National Pta.” National Parent Teacher Association, www.pta.org/home/family-resources/Special-Education-Toolkit/Getting-Started-You-Are-Your-Childs-Best-Advocate.
Special Education Staff
Special Education Lead Teacher
- Dr. Cecil Dalton | email@example.com | (404) 802-7254