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Exceptional Education

Exceptional Education "Spooktacular" Staff Luncheon


Mission:

The exceptional education department at Falling Creek Middle School is committed to providing a caring, safe, and nurturing environment where students with disabilities can have positive educational exposure and experience academic, social and emotional growth.


Program Overview:

The exceptional education department at Falling Creek Middle School is based on IDEA 1997 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), NCLB 2001 (No Child Left Behind Act), and IDEIA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act). Falling Creek is committed to identifying students who meet the federal and state criteria as a student with a disability requiring specialized instruction and services in order to access the curriculum.

Falling Creek Middle School offers a variety of services to help support each and every child. Some of these classes and supports include: speech/language therapy, social/coping skills, math and reading reinforcement, and collaborative classes to name a few.

Falling Creek Middle School encourages and promotes collaboration between the school, parents, and other agencies as appropriate to develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to meet student’s diverse and unique needs. Falling Creek Middle School and Chesterfield County Public Schools offer a continuum of services to promote access to the general curriculum.

The federal and state identified disability categories include the following: Autism, Developmental Delay (DD), Emotional Disability (ED), Hearing Impairment (HI), Intellectual Disability (ID), Other Health Impairment (OHI), Orthopedic Impairment (OI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Speech or Language Impairment (SLI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Visual Impairment (VI).