Special Education

The Unified Student Services Department of Zionsville Community Schools administers the programs required by IDEA (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and the State of Indiana Article 7 statutes and regulations. 
Special service students receive their education in the setting that most adequately meets their diverse instructional and related services needs.
This office monitors referrals for evaluation services, case conference procedures & documentation, eligibility documentation, special education programs within each school, and special needs teachers and related services personnel licensing. Staff development activities required for special needs and general education staff members are initiated and conducted by special services personnel.
Students (Preschool through age 22)  identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) are served as required by Federal and State law.  In addition, this office coordinates Remediation programs and required related services contracting. 


 New  Indiana VRS Video
Last week, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services debuted a new short video to help teachers, students, families and any other potential VR consumers be aware of and better understand its services.
Developed by the Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC) and Draw4, an animation/illustration company, this 4 ½ minutes video demonstrates the VR process, discusses eligibility criteria, and explains how VR can help people with disabilities who want to gain skills, find a job after high school or college, start a new career, or even help get a new job if they’ve lost one because of their disability.
This is a great tool to use with students, during transition case conferences, at parent meetings, or during transition fairs. To view the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS9Hvf7Fglo