If your child has a disability and needs help to learn and prepare for their future, they can get support services at school.
Every school district offers Special Education services for kids age 3-22. These are designed to help your child meet their unique goals for their education and adult life. Some parishes call these Exceptional Student Services or ESS.
If your child does not have these services, you can start the process to see if they qualify — even if they're already in high school.
What kind of services can my child get in high school?
It depends on their needs, of course. But these are some examples:
- Therapy to help with communication, physical or behavioral challenges, or social or emotional needs.
- Specially designed instruction to help if they have a learning disability.
- Programs to help them prepare for finding a job or going on to a college program.
- Instruction in life skills and engaging with community
Sources: LA DOE, IDEA