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Special Education

Special Education

Special education refers to a range of services that can be provided in different ways and in different settings. There’s no “one size fits all” approach to special education. It’s tailored to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Students who qualify for special education services have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). They get individualized teaching and other resources at no cost to their families. Specialists work with students on strengths as well as challenges.

Special education is a service not a place

Special education is offered at no cost to the parents for students age 3 to 21. Examples of services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Early identification and assessment of disabilities
  • Psychological services for educational assessment
  • Modification of the course material within the regular classroom
  • Small-group instruction
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Career/vocational education
  • Physical therapy
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Orientation and mobility services

Students may be eligible for Special Education services in one of the following categories:

  1. Developmentally Delayed
  2. Specific Learning Disability
  3. Seriously Behaviorally Disabled
  4. Intellectual Disability
  5. Speech/Language Impaired
  6. Multi Handicapped
  7. Orthopedically Impaired
  8. Deaf
  9. Health Impaired
  10. Hard of Hearing
  11. Visually Impaired
  12. Deaf-Blind
  13. Autism
  14. Traumatic Brain Injury

Students in need of specialized education may be brought to the attention of the school district by parents or child care providers, educational staff, community agencies or other concerned individuals. Parents who wish to make their child (3 to 21) a "Focus of Concern" for special education may call Special Education directly at 663-7117.

Contact Us
112 South Elliott
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 663-7117 
FAX:  (509) 662-9227

Please email for records request.

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Jolynn "Janise" Wertz

Special Education Director

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Shayne Rennie

Special Education Assistant Director

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Malea Pulliam

Director's Secretary

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Maria Lima

Office Manager

Upcoming Events

August 13
August 13

Board Meeting

6:00 PM

August 19

Board Workshop

1:00 PM

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