State and federal laws say that all children with disabilities have a right to a free and appropriate education (FAPE). Special education includes classroom programs and other types of services that are designed especially for children with various types of disabilities. In Michigan, special education services shall be provided to eligible students from BIRTH through age 25, or until graduation from high school.
Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
LCISD Special Education Parent Handbook and Procedural Safeguards
Special Education provides additional services, support, programs,
specialized placement or environments to ensure that all eligible
students' educational needs are being met. Removing barriers to
learning, while employing best practices in a school wide setting is the
key to high achievement and successful school and post school outcomes for all students with special needs or different learning styles. Each student achieving to their personal potential towards independence and
employability in the least restrictive environment is the goal of special education.