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Special Education Services

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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 with in-person and remote learning opportunities. Referrals are made solely by a student's district of residence when a more intensive educational setting is needed. 

Students we serve:
  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Multiple Handicapped
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Visual Impairment
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing


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

  • Knott Early Learning Center
  • Mann Special Classes
  • OC Regional Oral DHH Program
  • Parent Infant Education Support (PIES) DHH Program

    AU 2- Central Orange County

    • Golden West College Adult Transition Program
    • ​Harbor Learning Center Special Classes
    • Hillview High School Special Classes

      AU 3- South Orange County

      • Irvine High School Special Classes
      • Newhart Special Classes
      • Mission Viejo Special Classes
      • Reilly Special Classes
      • Saddleback College Adult Transition Program

      AU 4- Deaf and Hard of Hearing

      • Venado Middle School DHH Program
      • University High School DHH Program
      • Orange Coast College DHH Adult Transition Program