Special Education and Health Services
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 their full potential.
Our overarching goal is to establish a comprehensive educational program catering to a diverse range of students with disabilities, from severe to non-severe, as well as those with low-incidence disabilities, spanning the age group from birth to 22 years. By tailoring educational programs to suit the unique needs and abilities of each individual identified as having special needs, we aim to maximize their potential for success and personal growth.
Provided by specialists, allowing students to benefit from their special education program.
Adapted P.E. Teachers
Orientation & Mobility
|Assistive Technology Specialist
|Augmentative Communication Specialist
|Itinerant Specialists for Deaf, Blind and Orthopedically Impaired
|Mental Health Clinicians
|Vocational Education Teachers
SCOE Special Education Services
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 the implementation of best practices, and establishing partnerships for lifelong learning.
Our impact on individuals with disabilities and their families will provide independence, opportunity and hope for the future.
- What is Special Education
- I am concerned with my child's development, who do I contact for an assessment for my child who is 0-3 years old?
- 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?
- What school district do I live in?
- I am interested in enrolling my child in preschool, do you have any preschools that you can recommend?
- My child is having difficulty in school. How do I get them assessed?
- What are the age groups served at John F. Kennedy (JFK) School?
- What population is served at JFK?
- How do I get my child enrolled at JFK?
- Is John F. Kennedy (JFK) a regular school?
AT plays an important role in equalizing academic and learning challenges often experienced by students with disabilities. Please reach out to us with any questions you have about our services or a specific program or device.
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Click to learn more about school-based integrated programs.
Stanislaus SELPA provides information, resources and support to students, parents, and school staff. It is our goal to provide consistent and reliable assistance to all special education divisions, ensuring program availability for all children with disabilities.
Click to learn more about Special Ed ESY.