The Special Education Department promotes opportunities for gifted and disabled students to participate in educational activities designed to help each student achieve maximum potential. A full range of services, meeting the needs of all identified and placed disabled students (Pre-K – 12), is offered in schools throughout the DeKalb County School System. Disabilities recognized by the State of Alabama include Autism, Deaf-Blindness, Developmental Delay, Emotional Disability, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Traumatic Brian Injury, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, and Visual Impairment
Pre-referral Intervention Strategies:
Before a student is referred for special education services, pre-referral intervention strategies must be implemented by the classroom teacher and monitored through the Problem Solving Team (PST). A referral is made for special education evaluation when interventions/strategies have been determined unsuccessful.