The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to provide special education services up to federal standards. IDEA, and other federal and state laws, are the foundation that ensures children with disabilities get the same opportunities as children with no disabilities. Children with disabilities are guaranteed the least restrictive environment (LRE), which prevents unnecessary separation of children with disabilities from the general student body. To enroll children in special education program, parents must coordinate with the school district’s committee on special education to evaluate their child. Then pending the results parents work together with the committee to create an individualized education program (IEP). The committee on special education will review the plan every year to evaluate the child’s progress. An IEP is a legal document that gives public school children with disabilities the tools needed to set them up for success both in and outside of the classroom.
At Red Door Learning Centers, we pride ourselves on the ability to provide childcare for all children. Our team provides exceptional integrated childcare programs where all children learn and grow together, whether they have a disability or not. Additionally, we offer an integrated special education program run by a New York State certified special education teacher, general education teacher and one assistant teachers (with extended before/after school programs available). To cater the needs of our students, our team coordinates with the child’s local school district to ensure that the child’s IEP is being implemented. Most of our students have speech and language impairment or mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder. All staff members at Red Door Learning Centers are here to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to learn, socialize, and have fun together. Browse our special education section of the Red Door Learning Center’s website to discover more about our specific programs.