1. General Education (Only accommodations no additional services)
Students with disabilities are educated with students without disabilities, to the maximum extent possible. (In Arizona, this is Level of Service [LOS] A.)
2. General Education (push in services)
Is a collaborative teaching model; the Resource Specialist or other therapists provides assistance to students who require help accessing the curriculum in the general education classroom.
3. Resource Specialist (pull out services)
Students are pulled out of the general education classroom by the Resource Specialist to receive academic instruction in a small group.
4. Special Day Class
An intensive educational program designed for students who have special needswhen they cannot be appropriately educated in a general education environment. The types of classes available usually include mild, moderate or severe. (In Arizona, this is Level of Service [LOS] C.)
5. Non-Public School
An elementary or secondary school within the state, other than a public school, offering education for grades kindergarten through 12, or any combination of thereof, wherein any child may legally fulfill compulsory school attendance requirements. Placement in Non-Public Schools occurs via an IEP when the public school is not able to fulfill its requirements to provide a free appropriate public education. Many Nonpublic schools specialize in Autism, Learning Disabilities and other special needs.
6. Day Treatment Center
A program designed to address a student’s Mental Health and Educational needs during the school day only. It usually refers to a licensed or certified facility which is licensed to provide a behavioral health treatment program, outpatient care, and treatment of mental or nervous disorders under the supervision of physicians.
7. Residential Treatment Center
A program designed for a student who suffers from Severe or Chronic Emotional Disabilities in a residential setting. Residential treatment centers generally are clinically focused and primarily provide behavior management and treatment for adolescents with serious issues.
8. Home and Hospital Instruction Program