EGUSD Special Education
Welcome to the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Special Education Department website. This website was created to assist those wanting to learn more about special education in EGUSD and to serve as an informative resource for the community.
Information and resources will continue to be added and updated, it is our hope that parents, staff and community stakeholders find this website useful in creating environments that result in positive outcomes for all students with disabilities.
To provide appropriate, high quality, evidence-based least restrictive environment supports and services to students, staff and families.
EGUSD SPECIAL EDUCATION RELATED Services
Over 7,000 students qualify for special education and related services in The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD). Our staff of teachers, instructional assistants, speech pathologists, special education coordinators, licensed school psychologists, and other related service specialists is dedicated to providing exceptional individualized services to students. According to both federal and state law, the goal of special education is to help students with disabilities become as independent as possible as they move through the grade levels. Furthermore, the law requires each student become employable, if possible, when they leave the educational setting. This may include opportunities to pursue post-high school education. Each program and service provided through special education is devoted to these goals.
The Special Education Department is not able to reach these goals alone. We value the partnerships we have built with our parents/guardians in this effort. We encourage all visitors to navigate through our resources within this site. If any of our staff may be of service to you, please contact us. We hope you enjoy learning more about the people and services our Special Education Department provides in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
It is the policy of the Elk Grove Unified School District SELPA that a free, appropriate public education is available to all children residing in the SELPA between the ages of three and 21, including students with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled. Appropriate education is that combination of educational and related service(s) as determined on an individual basis to the meet the unique needs of each individual in order to benefit from their access to educational opportunities.
The EGUSD SELPA is responsible for assuring that pupils have full educational opportunities. The Local Educational Agency has available to all of its’ children with disabilities the variety of educational programs and services available to non-disabled children including non-academic and extra-curricular services and activities that afford children with disabilities an educational opportunity for participation.
EGUSD Special Education Parent Handbook
For families of children with special needs and others who advocate on their behalf.
This handbook has been prepared for the parents of children with disabilities. We hope this handbook will help you understand more about the process of obtaining appropriate educational services for your child. Parents and educators are partners in planning for the special needs of each child. As a parent, it is important to:
Be active in the entire planning process.
Know your rights and those of your child.
Ask and answer questions; provide any relevant information/reports to the team working with your child.
Read and learn about your child’s special needs.
Ask for help if you need it.
Be active in your child’s education program.
Be a confident advocate for your child.
Academic, Behavior, and Social Supports (ABSS) Manual
The Academic, Behavior, Social Supports Self-Contained Classes (ABSS SCC) are designed to assist students whose behaviors have adversely affected some aspect of their educational performance that they are unable to function or make acceptable progress with services and/or program options available in less restrictive environments. Most of the students have socialemotional and behavioral challenges which are demonstrated in significant interpersonal and social skills deficits as well as some students with poor academic work habits. The goal of each program is to work collaboratively with students, their families, and community agencies to promote self-awareness and self-control, along with the development of productive interpersonal/social skills and necessary coping strategies.