What is Special Education

¨ Equal access to education for children (ages 3-21)

¨ A free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment

¨ Specialized instruction by a highly qualified teacher/specialist in a setting that best addresses the child’s needs

¨ IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Federal law states students are eligible under one of the 14 categories:

Autism, Deaf-blindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Serious Emotional Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment         



The LCS Exceptional Children’s Department provides a full continuum of services in accordance with IDEA.


Qualifying Students Could Receive:

· Occupational Therapy

· Physical Therapy

· Speech/Language Therapy

· Adapted Physical Education

· Educational Assessments

· Behavior Support


The Lexington City Schools Exceptional Children's Department is committed to providing high-quality, equitable learning opportunities for students with disabilities.