Special Education

What is Special Education?

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to 22 years who qualify according to the laws and regulations designated by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of the thirteen areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA).  

These are:

  • Autism
  • Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech-Language Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visually Impaired

Special Education records may be requested from the
Calaveras County Office of Education.

Lesley Heckers
Information Analyst
[email protected]


Board Presentations 

4/20/21 Special Education Overview

Special Education is a division of the Educational Services Department.
For questions please call: 209-754-2327 or email [email protected]