Special Education Services at CESA 3 support schools' efforts to provide opportunities for ALL students to participate in and benefit from all educational resources. Our highly qualified staff provide technical assistance and leadership to meet the diverse needs of the youth in our region, including cultural, emotional, social, health, and educational needs.
Special education is for children who have a disability. The child must be at least 3 years old, but not yet 21, and not yet graduated from high school. The term includes a person who becomes 21 during the school term for the remainder of the school term (the last day pupils attend in a school year, other than summer classes). The law has criteria for each category below to help IEP teams decide if a child has a disability.
- Cognitive disabilities (CD)
- Hearing impairments (HI)
- Speech or language impairments (SL)
- Visual impairments (VI)
- Emotional behavioral disability (EBD)
- Orthopedic impairments (OI)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Other health impairments (OHI)
- Specific learning disabilities (SLD)
- Significant developmental delay (SDD)
CESA 3 offers a variety of specialized services that are shared among our districts based on the needs of their students. We employ Special Education Directors, School Psychologists, Vision and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teachers, as well as Physical and Occupational Therapists. Please contact Julie Prouty, Director of Special Education, for more details, or simply return this need for Itinerant Services Form.