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OCDE Special Education

​It is the goal of the OCDE Special Schools Program to provide the most meaningful education program designed to meet each student’s individual needs. This goal emphasizes the teaching of skills that are aligned with California State Standards and are critical to the present and future needs of our students.

Our philosophy is based on the following beliefs:

  • All students have the ability, as well as the right, to learn and to progress
  • Each student’s educational program shall be developed through the Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Each student’s educational program shall focus on maximizing student independence 
  • Each student shall participate in instructional activities that are positive, age-appropriate, and safe in an inclusive settings whenever possible
  • All students shall participate in instructional opportunities that assist them to participate as fully and independently as possible in their present and future environments

Special Schools Mission Statement

System of Support (SOS)

Assistive Technology


Systematic Utilization of Comprehensive Strategies to Ensure Student Success (S.U.C.S.E.S.S.)

Adult Transition Services​​