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Department of Special Education/Section 504

Cherokee County School District offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years. Children from birth to age three with disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and is provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.  CCSD's Department of Special Education and Section 504 welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with parents to address concerns.  If you have concerns regarding your child's 504 or IEP, please start by contacting your child's school.  If you have contacted your child's school and continue to have concerns, please contact: Department of Special Education at 770.704.4315

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Governor Brian P. Kemp has issued a press release regarding Applications for Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement. You may access the link of the application, which is located in the body of the press release, by Clicking Here. For additional information, you may watch a brief training video: Click Here.  

 

  • 2021 Special Needs Summer Camp and Respite Directory Each year, Metro East Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) provides a special needs summer camp and respite directory. Here is the link to the new FY21 Summer Opportunities Directory for Students with Special Needs.  Feel free to print and send to parents or simply provide them with the online link. As needed, additional updates will be made the directory and available using in the webpage link: Click Here.

 

  • Parent to Parent of Georgia Trainings
  • Webinar: Georgia Medicaid - NOW/COMP

Thursday, April 22 at 12 pm Calendar link: Click Here Facebook photo link: Click Here

Webinar: Georgia Medicaid Basics and Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver Tuesday, April 27 at 2 pm

Calendar link: Click Here

Webinar: Peace, Love and Harmony and the IFSP/IEP Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm

  • Positive Behavior Support (Parent Training)

  • Parent to Parent of Georgia in partnership with Center for Leadership in Disability is hosting a series of virtual training sessions for parents/caregivers on Positive Behavior Supports. The sessions will include understanding the purpose/function of behavior and practical tips and suggestions on managing and preventing challenging behavior.
  • Flyer: Click Here

 

Guidance for School Reopening, 2020-21 - SURVIVING SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

 

RESOURCES 

Identification of a Parent - Under IDEA and Section 504

Parent University

Information Agency Fair 2021

Records Requests

Preschool Special Needs Program

Fact Sheets for Parents Regarding Special Education 

Making Sure Your Preschooler Starts on a Path Towards Graduation

Making Sure Your Elementary School Child Starts On A Path Towards High School Graduation

Making Sure Your Middle School Child Starts On A Path Towards High School Graduation
Making Sure Your High School Student Starts On A Path Towards High School Graduation
Eligibility
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Related Services
Assistive Technology

Dispute Resolution

Section 504

 

HELPFUL EXTERNAL LINKS

For Special Education information in Georgia:

Georgia Department of Education Special Education Manual:
Implementation Manual

Support, information services and training, and leadership opportunities for families who have children and youth with disabilities:
Parent to Parent Georgia

Education news from around the country:
US Department of Education

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS):
US Department of Education OSERS

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Council for Exceptional Children

Georgia Association of School Psychologists:
GASP

Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education:

GCASE