Welcome to the Student Services webpage! Exceptional students require specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs. The curriculum, adapted to their ability, allows exceptional students to meet the educational requirements that apply to all students.
Student Services staff understands the needs of these students and provides support to help them meet the demands of our changing society. The majority of our students participate in general education with support from the Student Services staff through the co-teaching model and consultation services.
The Crawford County School District ensures that all children who have disabilities, from age 2 1/2 to 21 years of age, who reside in Crawford County, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located and evaluated. Children attending approved non-public private schools, highly mobile children, and children placed in health care facilities or state institutions within the geographic boundaries of Crawford County are also included in the child find process.
Section 504 is a civil rights law, and must be applied within the public school setting. Congress envisioned a statute that would protect broadly against educational discrimination in the classroom. Educational services that are included are extracurricular activities, nonacademic services, facilities and academic awards.
Preschool Special Needs
When the District becomes aware of a child between the ages of birth to three (3) years of age who has or may have a disability, a referral is made directly to Babies Can't Wait.
For students who are transitioning from Babies Can't Wait to preschool special needs services, the District participates in a transition planning meeting with Babies Can't Wait for the purpose of affecting a smooth and timely transition. The planning process includes the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) which is implemented by the child's third birthday.