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The Orange County Department of Education Special Schools and Services Programs strive to provide the most effective methods of service delivery to the students enrolled in our programs.  To this end, we have taken a research based approach to determine the methods that seem most appropriate, given the nature of our student population, the goals the IEP team has established for each student, and the ultimate goal we have for all of our students, which is to be as independent and successful as possible within the larger community.

Our program believes in the collaborative service model. This model emphasizes the provision of instruction by both classroom staff and support service specialists within the classroom setting.

Each student’s individual program is data driven, with ongoing data collection and data analysis. Our data driven approach coupled with ongoing collaboration between parents, support staff, support agencies and classroom staff is a critical element in the ongoing assessment of student progress.

 Two sisters and their disabled little brother