These classrooms support students with learning needs due to cognitive delays that impact their participation in the general curriculum. These programs provide specially designed instruction, as appropriate, in the areas of functional and basic academic skills, social skills, communication skills, and for some students, basic life routines. Older students receive instruction in vocational and community skills. Students learn literacy and math skills at their instructional level. Related services, including assistive technology and nursing support, are provided consistent with each student’s IEP. Students have opportunities to participate in general education experiences.
IEP teams determine current type of educational placement (OAR 581-015-2250). Once the IEP team determines the type of educational placement, a location (or school site) is selected for the student. Selection of a school site is an administrative decision.