Office of Special Education
Disability Awareness Program


The purpose of the Disability Awareness Program is to promote disability awareness and acceptance in the classroom and school community.


Support Services

  • Provide information, training, activities, and resources identified under IDEA

  • Collaborate with staff to develop and present disability awareness training

  • Assist schools in developing a knowledge base and/or instructional program for a student with a disability who may be new to the building

  • Provide information for successful communication between schools and families of students with disabilities


Quick Tip


Back-to-School is an exciting time. However, for students will attention and/or learning issues, the beginning of the school year can be challenging.  It is very important that students begin the year with a clear set of routines and procedures. This “Quick Tip” can help organize the student with attention and/or learning issues.  Print the Backpack Checklist and place it inside a clear luggage tag. Then simply connect the luggage tag to the zipper of the backpack and the student will have a visual way to “Self-Check” for all items prior to leaving home or school.  For more information about this and other helpful strategies visit


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! Here are some helpful resources.

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