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Special education consists of services and programs designed to meet the educational needs of students who meet state and federal eligibility criteria. To qualify for special education services, students must demonstrate the presence of a disability and the need for specially designed instruction. Students who are in the special education program are included in the least restrictive environment to the fullest extent appropriate.

Special Education is a service, not a place. The Norwin School District supports the implementation of inclusive practices with supplementary aids and services needed to access the general education curriculum. Students who need more intensive services access direct instruction through the special education programs.