South Bend Community schools believe that all students can learn, but the path to excellence is different for each child. This is particularly true of the children who come to us with special needs.

Several programs provide the help these children need to make the most of their educational experiences and reach their full potential. Children with mental, physical and emotional handicaps as well as learning disabilities receive support from Special Education Services.

Services are offered for pre-school through 12th grade and in some cases, to age 22. Support for each learner is grounded in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and may range from assistance in the general education classroom, to direct instruction in special education classes.


Special Education Procedure Manual

Table of Contents

Transportation Form


Indiana IEP Online Manual

Instructions for completing IEPs using the IIEP system

Download Taking the Next Step Manual

 

Mr. John's

Back to School Presentation


Orientation for New Teachers Presentation


Indiana Parent Survey


Ross Green videos:

Lives in the Balance


A.S.K. MiniPoster

About Special Kids (ASK), Indiana’s parent-to-parent organization, has created a new handout/mini poster for students and families, complete with clickable links to more than a dozen agencies to help families with the transition process.

(reposted with permission)

IEP Date Chart:

Student's birth month

Beginning/ending dates for IEP

September

9/30/2016->9/30/2017

October

10/31/2016->10/31/2017

November

11/30/2016->11/30/2017

December

12/31/2016->12/31/2017

January

1/31/2017->1/31/2018

February

2/28/2017->2/28/2018

March

3/31/2017->3/31/2018

April

4/30/2017->4/30/2018

May, June, July, August

7/1/2018->7/1/2018

The first day of school for students for the 2016-17 school year will be August 15, 2016