Welcome to Special Programs
The Special Program Department is responsible for the District’s programs and services for students with special needs. Students may be found eligible for services according to federal and state laws.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Students age 3-21 who qualify under the IDEA receive special education and related services from the public school district in which they reside. In California, infants, and toddlers, age birth- 3 years, receive early intervention services through state Regional Centers.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures that “no qualified person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance.”
(34 C.F.R ss104.4)
If you suspect your child may have a disability send a letter, with an original signature, to the Director of Special Programs 2960 Hallmark Dr. Belmont, Ca 94002, or contact your school site Principal.