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Department of Education
Supporting Students with Disabilities
The Orange County Department of Education's Learning Supports Services offers a wide variety of customized support to schools and districts looking to serve students with special needs. Supports include, but are not limited to, such topics as: language arts and mathematics support, co-teaching, differentiation, California Content Standards aligned instruction and IEP goals, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
The Special Ed Thread
Want to stay in the loop? Published three times per year, this free resource for special educators provides updates on all the latest trends and initiatives in the field. The Special Ed Thread spotlights teachers and programs in Orange County that are effective and unique, provides examples of best practices for elementary and secondary educators, and highlights numerous websites, books, and other reources to help special educators make the most of their instructional time. Past topics include UDL, writing, technology in the classroom, assessment, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
For additional information on trainings or Special Education Services, please contact Pam Tupy at
Innovate Inside the Box: A DIY Approach to UDL with Katie Novak March 17, 2020Click here to register
Supporting Students with DyslexiaAB1369 Dyslexia Guidelines Overview
Dyslexia - Fact & Fiction Handout
Supporting Students with Dyslexia: AB1369 Dyslexia Guidelines Overview
The following three videos are from the September 20th presentation by Theresa Costa Johansen – Policy & Program Services Unit Administrator, CDE & Richard Gifford – Ed. Programs Consultant, CDE
PowerPointDyslexia - Fact & Fiction Handout