The Northeastern Local School District recognizes the importance of providing a specialized education for students with disabilities.
Students within our district are provided educational services based upon the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal law governing special education. IDEA requires that public schools identify students with disabilities through an evaluation team report (ETR) and then provide them with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).
Once a student has been identified as a student with a disability (SWD), the district and the parents work together to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in order to best meet the student’s specific needs.
Northeastern Local strives to provide a continuum of services to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. This continuum includes services within and outside of the general education classroom with an intervention specialist, services in a small group setting, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility, vision intervention and special transportation.
We also team with other educational entities, such as the Clark County Educational Service Center, to provide additional supports to our students that we are not able to provide within the district.