Special Education Services

  • The Maize Special Education Cooperative offers a range of special education services based on an individual’s needs and in accordance with the participating districts’ obligation to ensure a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Special education and related services are available to resident children attending public, private, and parochial schools who are identified as being educationally disabled in any of the following areas:

    • Specific learning disabilities
    • Emotional disturbance
    • Intellectual disability
    • Speech or language impairment
    • Orthopedic impairment
    • Other health impairments
    • Autism
    • Visual impairment/blind
    • Hearing impairment and deafness
    • Deaf/blindness
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Young child with a developmental delay
    • Multiple disabilities

    Special education and related services are offered to eligible students starting on their third birthday and continuing to age 21. Services are provided within the local district, through State School Programs for Severely Disabled, by contractual agreement with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-approved not-for-profit agencies, or purchase of services from neighboring school districts.