South Bend Community schools believe that all students can learn, but the path to excellence is different for each child. This is particularly true of the children who come to us with special needs.

Several programs provide the help these children need to make the most of their educational experiences and reach their full potential. Children with mental, physical and emotional handicaps as well as learning disabilities receive support from Special Education Services.

Services are offered for pre-school through 12th grade and in some cases, to age 22. Support for each learner is grounded in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and may range from assistance in the general education classroom, to direct instruction in special education classes.


Special Education Procedure Manual

Table of Contents

Transportation Form

Street Lookup

Indiana IEP Online Manual

Instructions for completing IEPs using the IIEP system

Download Taking the Next Step Manual


Indiana Parent Survey

Special Education Calendar

Click on each event for more details

 

Ross Green videos: Lives in the Balance


A.S.K. MiniPoster

About Special Kids (ASK), Indiana’s parent-to-parent organization, has created a new handout/mini poster for students and families, complete with clickable links to more than a dozen agencies to help families with the transition process. (reposted with permission)

 

IEP Date Chart:

Student's birth month

Beginning/ending dates for IEP

September

9/30/2017->9/30/2018

October

10/31/2017->10/31/2018

November

11/30/2017->11/30/2018

December

12/31/2017->12/31/2018

January

1/31/2018->1/31/2019

February

2/28/2018->2/28/2019

March

3/31/2018->3/31/2019

April

4/30/2018->4/30/2019

May, June, July, August

7/1/2018->7/1/2019

ESY dates for Summer 2018 are 7/9/17 - 7/26/17,

Monday through Thursday 8:30-11:30.

The ESY daily schedule is Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 11:30.

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