Programs and Services

  • Special Education

    The Grants Pass School District special education program strives to support all students, and their families, who meet the special education eligibility requirements of IDEA. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal special education law that requires school districts to provide a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities. A free appropriate education encompasses special education and related services as described in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and provided to children in the least restrictive environment possible. The Grants Pass School District offers a wide range of special education services. You can obtain more information from your child's teacher, the building special education teacher or your principal. You may also call the Grants Pass School District Special Services Department at 541-474-5706 for additional information.

    Special education services are provided for students meeting IDEA eligibility criteria in the following areas:

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Communication Disorder
    • Deaf / Blindness
    • Developmental Delay
    • Emotionally Disturbed
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vision Impairment

    Grants Pass School District special services staff includes, but is not limited to:

    • Director of Student Services
    • Administrative Assistant, Student Services
    • Special Education Resource Teachers
    • Speech / Language Pathologists
    • Intervention Specialists / School Psychologist
    • Nursing Support
    • Instructional Assistants
    • Specialized Consultants

    Special Education services provided directly by Grants Pass School District include:

    • Speech / Language Therapy
    • Resource Room Teachers and Support Staff
    • Psychological Evaluation and Consulting
    • Site-Based Classrooms for Eligible Students
    • Transition Services for Eligible Students Aged 18 - 21

    Special Education programs provided by the district in collaboration with Regional Programs include:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Vision Impaired
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Behavior Consultation