Student Programs and Services
The Madera County Superintendent of Schools provides a variety of special education services through regionalized programs to identified students with special needs from birth to age twenty-two to the nine school districts and charter schools throughout Madera County. As determined through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, students may receive special education services individually, in small group settings, or in specialized classroom settings to address their developmental, physical, and socio-emotional needs.
Utilizing developmentally appropriate curricula aligned to state standards, instruction focuses on the individual needs of the students with an emphasis on functional life skills leading to independence. Students may receive related services such as speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, deaf/hard of hearing services, services for the visually impaired, specialized health care, counseling and adapted physical education.