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The Capistrano Unified School District has a duty to locate, identify, and assess students with suspected disabilities who are in need of special education and related services. Federal and California laws require that a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) be offered to qualified pupils with disabilities from age 3 through 21 years of age.
Upon qualification, placement and related services are based on each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The types of programs and related services may include, but are not limited to: specialized academic instruction (SAI) located in general or special education settings, speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, psychological counseling, intensive behavioral intervention, parent training, and adapted physical education.
Parents are encouraged to contact their school principal if they feel their child needs to be assessed for special education, or if they need more information on special education programs.