Special educators work collaboratively with general educators and share the responsibility for ensuring that students with identified disabilities will meet with success. ALL students can learn when instruction is geared to their strengths and they are given sufficient opportunity to learn.
Special education is specially designed instruction, support, and services provided to students with an identified disability requiring an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs. The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as implemented by DoD Instruction 1342.12, Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents.
Casey Elementary School has a wide variety of programs for students with special needs. These programs include services for the communication impaired, learning impaired, emotionally impaired and other health impaired. The Special Education Program at Casey includes a Pre-school Child Development Center for the child (age 3-6) who is determined to be in need of special education services, a program for emotionally impaired students and a program for students with communication impairments. Casey also has a mild to moderate and moderate to severe program for those students with learning impairments in grades 1-5. Students enrolled in special education receive instruction in the least restrictive environment. This could involve a pullout from the classroom for part of the school day to 100% inclusion in the regular education setting.
Do you have, or know of a child with a special need who is not in school? A DoDDS campaign called Child Find attempts to locate and identify persons with special needs from birth through age twenty-one. Once identified, we can begin planning to meet their special education needs and determine priorities for service. You can help! Tell parents of children with special needs who are not in school. Call the Principal at 730-6444, or tell us about the individual and the school will contact the parents to inform them of the program. Unfortunately, many of the community’s youth are not benefiting from special educational services because parents or guardians are often not aware that their child can be helped through special programs in DoDDS at no cost to them. Thank you for helping our children.
Find out more about each area of Curriculum on the DoDEA Headquarters website:
Find out more about the different programs offered in DoDEA's curriculum on our Headquarters' website: