Special Education Department

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Special Education Department provides special education-related services to the 13 school districts within Sacramento County for students from birth through 22 years of age. The Special Education Department consists of approximately 200 staff members, working throughout Sacramento County to provide support to students and families.

Infant Development Program

For ages birth–three years old, services include the Infant Development Program, serving students birth to three, and Preschool programs serving students with special needs included in community/district settings. The Quality Child Care Collaborative (QCCC) provides training and resources to childcare providers in the Sacramento area for students with special needs.

Foundations Academy

For ages three to 22, special day class programs are provided for students with emotional disabilities, severe cognitive/physical/medical disabilities, and for students identified with autism. Specialized services include vision, orientation and mobility, speech and language, and access to school nurses and psychologists.

In addition, special education services are provided to students within the SCOE Juvenile Court School and Community Schools programs. Arcohe and Elverta School Districts receive support from SCOE for specialized services, including school nurses and psychologists.

SCOE provides 40 special day classroom settings at more than 20 sites across local school districts.

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