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Special Education

The Greater Clark County Schools Office of Special Education works to ensure that all eligible students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment as determined by the case conference committee in accordance with state and federal regulations. The Greater Clark County Schools Office of Special Education believes all students can learn and that learning can be maximized given the appropriate services, support and opportunities.

Special education and related services are available to all individuals living within Clark County between the ages of 3 and 21 at no cost based on a process that begins with a request/referral for evaluation and proceeds through evaluation, eligibility determination, a case conference recommendation for services, and parental consent.

Greater Clark County Schools services more than 2000 early childhood, public school, and private school students receiving various levels of special education support and/or related services. Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Specialists, School Psychologists, Autism Coordinators, Paraprofessionals, Special Education Supervisors, Special Education Director, and various other professionals work in collaboration with parents, school administrators and community partners to develop plans for individual learners.

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Exceptionalities & Criteria
Eligibility criteria are as follows:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Blind or Low Vision (BLV)
  • Cognitive Disability
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Developmental Delay (DD)
  • Emotional Disability
  • Language or Speech Impairment (LI, SI)
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment (OHI)
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

More Information

If you’d like to contact the Department of Special Education, please use the below email addresses:

Brooke Lannan, Director of Special Populations

April Hayes, Executive Assistant


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