Special Services

East Allen County Schools (EACS) special education services are available to students ages three through twenty-one who are identified as having significant learning difficulties caused by one or more of the following conditions: autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental disability, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury or visual impairment.

Educational evaluations are conducted by a multi-disciplinary team for those students who are suspected of having a disability which significantly impacts their educational performance. The team uses standardized testing instruments. These may include tests of intelligence, achievement, visual-motor functioning, receptive/expressive language, adaptive behavior or emotionality. Contact the Executive Director of Special Services for more information.

 

Gifted and Talented Services.....

Students in the elementary grades are identified as highly-able learners through an evaluation process which includes standardized testing of cognition, achievement, and learning characteristics, as well as staff recommendations. Programs which include curricular changes are offered to address the special needs of gifted and talented students. Differentiated coursework and advanced placement classes are available for academically talented students at the secondary level. Contact the Executive Director of Special Services for more information.