SPECIAL EDUCATION OVERVIEW
Students with disabilities (ages two to twenty-one
inclusive), including wards of the state and those who attend a home-school
or private school which are located within the geographic boundaries of the
King George County, have a statutory right under the federal law, the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, (IDEA ’04) ) to a
free appropriate public education. The King George County Public School
division provides special education programs and services to eligible
students with disabilities who meet the federal and state criteria of
eligibility. These conditions include:
a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal
communication and social interaction.
Other characteristics are engagement
in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to
environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to
a hearing impairment that is so severe
that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through
hearing, with or without amplification,that adversely affects the child’s
concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes
such severe communication and other developmental and educational problems
that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for
deaf or blind children.
a significant delay in one or more of the following areas of development for
a child between the age of 2 and the age of
6 inclusive: 1) Cognitive ability, 2)
Motor skills, 3) Social/adaptive behavior, 4) Perceptual skills, 5)
significant disturbance in affective functioning such as impaired
interpersonal relationships, depressed mood or unusual fears, which are
apparent over a long period of time and to a marked degree and which
adversely affect educational performance.
impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely
affects a child’s educational performance but that is not included under the
definition of deafness.
significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning existing
concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the
concomitant impairments, the combination of which causes such severe
educational problems that they cannot be accommodated in special education
programs solely for one of the impairments.
a severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational
means having limited strength, vitality or alertness due to health problems that
adversely affect a child’s educational performance.
a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in
understanding or in using language, spoken, or written, which may manifest in an
imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do
OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT:
a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language
impairment, or a voice impairment, which adversely affects a child’s educational
educational impairment resulting from on external insult to the brain.
These impairments may be cognitive,
physical, and/or social/behavioral.
an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s
educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness.
The King George County Public School
division does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion,
disability or national origin in its employment or educational programs and
The Supervisor of Guidance and Social Work
Services (540-775-5833 Ext . 8614)
designated as coordinator for nondiscrimination in employment, personnel matters
nondiscrimination in access to and implementation of educational programs under
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities
Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA ’04).
Your questions and comments are welcome at
any time regarding programs and services for children with disabilities.
of SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS
Students who graduated from King George County Schools in
2009 or earlier and who also received special services, may pick up their
special services records at the King George County School Board Office. Please
call 540-775-5833, Ext 16 to arrange pick up of records. All records not picked
up by January 1, 2015 will be subject to destruction.