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Special Education



Have a special education question? The majority of information can be found with the staff at your school site, but if you have additional questions, please use our support line to help assist you with information about the following:

  • Special Education and Related Services Available 
  • Special Education Regulations & Procedural Safeguards
  • Transferring to Jeffco
  • Resources 
  • School-Related Concerns      


You may find these resources useful as you continue to work at home with your child. Please check back as we will be adding more resources for families as they become available. 

- Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM)
- National Council for Learning Disabilities
- News 2 You - Resources to Keep your Child Engaged
- Family Engagement: Collaborating with Families of Students with Disabilities


Level change Transition Presentations

We recently presented on the various aspects and frequently asked questions about students with disabilities and the transition from one school to another (PreK to Kindergarten, Elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school and beyond high school).  If you were unable to attend or would like to watch our level change presentations, below are the recordings for each level change.

Level Change PreK to Elementary Presentation

Level Change Elementary to Middle School Presentation

Level Change Middle School to High School Presentation

Level Change High School to Jeffco Transition Services Presentation


Community forums


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The Department of Student Success, which manages special education services, serves students, teachers, and parents in Jeffco. The department also includes Gifted & Talented, Career & Technical Education, Student Services, Health Services/Homebound Instruction. You can learn more about the district's special education programs below.



Programs designed to meet the educational needs of children with autism provide a structured teaching approach to learning. As with any student qualifying for special education services, the Individual Education Plan (IEP) will direct the program. Special attention is paid to skills in the following domains: communication, social, academic, daily living, independence, sensory motor, and vocational. Services to students with autism are offered in a continuum of environments ranging from full access to the general education classroom to a self-contained class; placement is based upon individual student need. Intensive early intervention is a priority.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

This programming serves students Preschool through 12th grade with hearing loss and whose needs require intensive services by teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, audiologists, speech/language therapists and mental health staff. Educational interpreters and tutor-notetakers are available to support student learning.

Services are provided at neighborhood schools and at center programs which are located at Everitt Middle School, Maple Grove Elementary, Rocky Mountain Deaf SchoolVivian Elementary, and Wheat Ridge High School.

K-12 ProgramMing

The programming located in each school assists the student in developing skills and learning behaviors which enable him/her to benefit from the general education program. Special education services are provided in a variety of ways: direct instruction, co-teaching, consultation, and materials modification as identified on the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Read about Section 504 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Congress’s directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation.

Affective Needs (AN)

This programming is for students who may have a significant identifiable emotional disorder that affects their ability to function within a general school environment or access the general curriculum and whose academic achievement is hindered by pervasive behavioral or emotional problems. Affective Needs services are offered in a continuum of environments ranging from full access to the general education classroom to a self-contained class; placement is based upon individual student need as determined by the student’s IEP.

Significant Support Needs — Grades K-12

These programs offer special education and related services for students with severe developmental delays in multiple areas, such as cognitive, speech/language, motor delays. Instruction focuses on the individual educational needs of the student guided by Expanded Benchmarks and Access skills as a foundation for the students’ IEP goals and objectives. These programs are geographically located within neighborhood schools throughout the district.


Special Education Records Request
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Child Find Intake Information

Special Education Information/Student Success


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