Special Education Statement

Special Education
Special Education services, with a budget in the amount of $1,100,000.00 from federal and state sources, are made available to individuals with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty-one, gifted students in grades one through eight, and exceptional gifted students in grades nine through twelve. Following is a list of special education services that Preston County offered during the 2009-2010 school year.

  • Autism
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Blind and Partially-Sighted
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Deaf/Blind
  • Mentally Impaired
  • Gifted
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Visually Impaired
  • Preschool Special Needs
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech/Language Disabilities

During the 2009-2010 school year, approximately 1,150 students received Special Education services. In addition, staff development was provided by the county to all personnel. Special Education staff received training on Positive Behavior Support, TEACCH training, Differentiated Instruction, Autism Mentor training, Preschool Curriculum, and IEP development. Several Special Education teachers have attended conferences and workshops pertaining to their job responsibilities