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.
Provided by specialists, allowing students to benefit from their special education program.
|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|
Parent Testimonials at SCOE Special Education:
“Two thumbs up, 110%, I love the program. He has gotten more confident and is verbalizing his feelings now. This program has helped with his issues and helped him get to the next level”
~Parent of a junior high student that attends our emotionally disturbed program at Salida Middle School
“When I was introduced to SCOE, I was lost and confused with a child that felt much worse than I did. Before coming here, everyone cared but didn't know how to help. With SCOE, I get both the nurture that I would provide for my son, and expert staff who are ready to equip my son with tools to help him grow and manage challenges. Positive and constant communication (with SCOE staff) allow me to make changes at home to accompany his progress at school. SCOE gives my son and myself a positive and progressive path forward.”
~Parent of a 4th grade student in our emotionally disturbed program at Sisk Elementary School
2020-2021 SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASS/PROGRAM CALENDARS
Autism SDC - Empire/Stroud/Hughes
Autism SDC - Riverbank (Mesa/Cardozo)
Autism SDC - Salida/Sisk
Autism SDC School Inclusion Support
Autism SDC - Stanislaus Union/Chrysler
DHH - Hart Ransom
ED - Salida Union
ED - Sylvan/Woodrow/Ustach
John F. Kennedy (JFK) School
Margaret L. Annear (MLA) School
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.
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.
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.
Our impact on individuals with disabilities and their families will provide independence, opportunity and hope for the future.