DeKalb County Special Education Department
" All kids can learn"
Special Education in DeKalb County School System provides services for students, ages 3 to 21, identified in at least one of 13 disability areas: Deaf-Blind, Emotional Disability, Hearing Impaired, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedically Impaired, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Impaired, Visually Impaired, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Developmentally Delayed. Services are provided in accordance with the federal and state mandates. If you need additional information about referring your child for an evaluation or special education services, you may contact Dawn Osborne, Special Education Director, at 256.638.4131. You may also contact the principal or counselor at your child’s school. Click to view the description of disability areas as outlined by the Alabama State Department of Education.