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Special Education

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may qualify for special education services as an individual with special needs in one of thirteen areas identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These are:

  • Autism
  • Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech-Language Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visually Impaired

Special Education Records Request

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Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Area 2022-2023

Contact Us

220 23rd Street, Building B & D
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6771


Juliana Sauvao
Director, Special Education Resolution/SELPA 
(714) 424-8926

Sara Pittington
Administrative Assistant II
(714) 424-8923

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