Exceptional Students (Special Education)

The term "Special Education" means specifically designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.

The Nadaburg Unified School District is committed to quality services for students with disabilities.  This commitment is based on the beliefs that special education is a service and not a place.  We also recognize services for students with disabilities are individually determined based on identified needs throughout the school day. Placement for services is not based on a student’s disability condition or 'label', rather services are determined based on the student's needs.  Access to and progress in the general curriculum is the primary instructional goal for all services, thus IEPs are crafted within a standards-based framework for all students with a disability.

Decision-making regarding the provision of services including the location or setting is made by an IEP team of concerned stakeholders and follows a specific sequence that begins with a consideration of the student’s curricular needs followed by a consideration of the student's type and level of support needs.

This sequence of decisions follows the Least Restrictive Environment provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ensures that all options are carefully considered and students are properly placed.


  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities 
  • Resource
  • Social Communication and Resource Services
  • Social Behavioral Skills 
  • Life skills
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy (OT/PT)
  • Speech and Language Services