•   Special Education

  • Maize special education services are provided by the Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative #618.

    It is the philosophy of the Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative to provide a free and appropriate educational program to assist all exceptional children in reaching all levels of attainment compatible with their potential.

    To promote the success of any special program, a team approach must be accepted and implemented by all personnel, regular and special, that serve exceptional children. The various stages of planning, implementing and administering special services require that all personnel agree that the express purpose of all special programs is to serve the exceptional child, and all considerations should be directed toward the welfare of the exceptional child whether he/she be a home student, out of district student, a special class student, or one served by an itinerant teacher. It is expected that the exceptional child be a recipient of all the privileges and services granted other students and by the same token it is expected that he/she be charged with all responsibilities of “studentship” that he/she is capable of handling.

    The areas served include: 

    • Learning Disabled
    • Gifted
    • Functional/Applied Academics Program (Intellectual Disability)
    • Structured Learning Program (Autism)
    • Life Skills Program (Multiply Disabled)
    • Other Health Impaired
    • Positive Behavioral Support Program (Emotionally Disturbed)
    • Visually Impaired
    • Early Childhood Disabled
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Speech/Language Impaired
    • Orthopedically Impaired

    Related service areas include:

    • School psychologists
    • School social workers
    • Speech/language therapists
    • Vocational special needs
    • Audiology
    • Physical therapists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Recreation therapy
    • Orientation and mobility specialist
    • Adapted physical education. 

    An instructional materials center is available for all staff.