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Department of Education
In response to circumstances brought on by COVID-19, Special Education Schools and Services are working on resuming in-person instruction as we open our school sites to students. In-person instruction will be integrated and complimented by online learning options. Our school openings are being phased in as permitted by the State of California and the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Our staff and teachers are dedicated to continuing their connections with students to provide learning opportunities and support.
The following documents will help you understand the steps that Special Education Services are taking to help ensure that both students and faculty can return safely.
20-21 OCDE Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
20-21 School Reopening and Safety Plan
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Division of Special Education Services is a referral-based program serving students from the 27 Orange County school districts and surrounding areas. Referrals are made solely by a student's district of residence when a more intensive educational setting is needed.
Students we serve:
We currently have over 400 students on 14 different campuses throughout Orange County. Our programs are divided into Administrative Units (AU's) in the North, Central and South Region. We also operate specialized programs for students that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in both an elementary oral program and a secondary total communication program.
AU 1- North Orange County
AU 2- Central Orange County
AU 3- South Orange County
AU 4- Deaf and Hard of Hearing