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Special Education

Special Education refers to programs designed to accommodate a wide variety of students with special needs, from hearing or vision impairments, speech difficulties, to severe mental and/or physical disability. We believe that all children can learn, and it is our responsibility to help them reach their potential.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to provide families of a student who is eligible for or referred for special education with a notice containing a full explanation of the rights available to them. Read more about parent and student rights, including procedural safeguards, on the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) website.

Moving to the area and your student is currently eligible for special education services (has an IEP)? Please start by enrolling at your neighborhood school. Each of our schools has a highly-qualified team that will contact you and help begin the transition process for your child. Welcome to NTPS!

Do you suspect your 3- to 5-year-old may have a disability and would like to request a screening? Our Child Find Team facilitates screening to determine if there is a need for further evaluation for special education services.  If you suspect your child may have a disability in cognitive, speech/language, adaptive, motor, or behavioral skills, please fill out the Child Find intake form. More information on early intervention services.

Child Find Intake
Note: If you do not live within NTPS boundaries, please contact your school district. Screening does not guarantee placement in our special education preschool program.

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360-412-4482

sped@nthurston.k12.wa.us

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spedrecords@nthurston.k12.wa.us

Fax: 360-412-4557 (please include an email address)

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