Special Education

Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) Special Education provides direct and indirect support services for students with special needs and their families throughout the county, in school settings or in the home. Specialized services are provided to students from birth to age 22, supporting district programs, operating SCOE programs on district campuses and at our own two schools on Stonum Road in Modesto (off Hatch Road in Ceres), Margaret L. Annear and John F. Kennedy Schools. Staff work closely with students to help them reach their individual goals and to provide the opportunity for each student to achieve his or her full potential.

 


Support Services 

Provided by specialists, allowing students to benefit from their special education program. 
Services include:

Adapted P.E. Teachers Orientation and Mobility Instructors
Assistive Technology Specialist Readiness Teachers
Augmentative Communication Specialist Resource Specialists
Behavior Specialists School Nurses
Inclusion Specialists School Psychologists
Itinerant Specialists for Deaf, Blind and Orthopedically Impaired Speech/Language Pathologists
Mental Health Clinicians Vocational Education Teachers 

                                                                        


For School Psychologists, please click below:

School Psychologists


For specific Special Education Programs and phone numbers, please click below:

2017-2018 Special Education Organizational Chart


SPECIAL EDUCATION CALENDARS

2017-2018 Educational Options Calendar
2017-2018 John F. Kennedy Calendar
2017-2018 Margaret L. Annear Infant Toddler Calendar
2017-2018 Margaret L. Annear Preschool Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Empire, Stroud, Hughes) Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Chrysler/Prescott) Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Mesa Verde/Cardozo)
2017-2018 SCOE Autism SDC (Sisk/Dena Boer) Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Hart Ransom DHH Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Riverbank/California Avenue Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Salida School Union (SMS, Sisk ED)
2017-2018 SCOE School Inclusion Support Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Stanislaus Union/Prescott ED Calendar
2017-2018 SCOE Sylvan/Woodrow/Ustach ED Calendar


 

Program Goals 

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To provide a comprehensive educational program for severe, non-severe
and low-incidence disabled students ranging from birth to 22 years of age.

To create educational programs that are designed to meet the unique needs
and abilities of individual students who have been identified as having special needs.

To maximize each student's opportunity to achieve his or her full potential.

To develop collaborative relationships with families and public/private agencies with interests in children and adults with disabilities.

To provide support services to enrolled students that allow them every opportunity
to be educated in their home school or as close to their home as possible.

 

 

SCOE Provides 

Itinerant professionals are skilled and trained, provide support to students with severe developmental, speech, language, hearing, health, orthopedic, or vision impairments to be successful in general education classes in their neighborhood schools. 

Special Day Class teachers, instructional assistants and itinerant professionals provide specially designed instruction for students with similar disabilities.  These services and classrooms are located on general education school sites which enable students to participate with non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible. 

 

Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement 

Through the caring and commitment of public education and effective leadership and instruction, we empower students and parents by supporting independence, providing opportunities through implementation of best practices, and establishing partnerships for life-long learning.

Vision Statement 

Our impact on individuals with disabilities and their families will provide independence, opportunity and hope for the future.

Key Contacts

Sarah Grantano
Sarah Grantano
Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Health Services
Tami Cervantes
Tami Cervantes
Principal, John F. Kennedy School
Tricia Tariku
Tricia Tariku
Principal, Margaret L. Annear School
Kristy Mabee
Kristy Mabee
Director II, Health Services and Special Programs
Saundra Day
Saundra Day
Director III, School Based Integrated Programs & Itinerant Services
Krissy Zapien
Krissy Zapien
Director II, School Based Integrated Programs & Itinerant Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special Education?

Special Education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children who have disabilities.

I am concerned with my child's development, who do I contact for an assessment for my child who is 0-3 years old?

Call Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC), Early Start Station for an assessment.  (209) 529-2626

I am concerned with my child's development, who do I contact for an assessment for my child who is 3 to 5 years old?

 Call your school district's Special Education office.

What school district do I live in?

You can find out the name of your school district by going to this website and putting in your home address.  http://www.greatschools.org/school-district-boundaries-map/

I am interested in enrolling my child in preschool, do you have any preschools that you can recommend?

You can contact Child & Family Services for assistance in finding preschool programs.  (209) 238-6300 or (209) 238-1800

My child is having difficulty in school. How do I get him assessed?

Contact your school district's Special Education Department.

What are the age groups served at John F. Kennedy JFK) School?

Ages 5-22

What population is served at JFK?

 We serve the Severely Handicapped Behavioral population, as well as, the Multiply Handicapped and Medically Fragile populations.

How do I get my child enrolled at JFK?

The district of residence is responsible for making an offer of educational placement for their students.  If a child requires the level of supports provided at JFK, the district representative will contact JFK and invite us to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting to discuss possible placement.  Placement cannot happen through parent request.

Is John F. Kennedy (JFK) a regular school?

 JFK is a public segregated site serving special education students.  We do not have general education students being served on our campus, so we are considered a special education facility.