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Special Education

WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Welcome to the Brooke County Special Education Page! The Brooke County Special Education Staff is committed to providing an individualized education to all students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Our Special Education Department educate students from the ages of 3 to 21. We service about 576 students. Students become eligible for services under Policy 2419. Policy 2419 Exceptionalities include Autism, Blindness and Low Vision, Deafblindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay, Emotional/Behavioral Disorder, Gifted, Hard of Hearing, Intellectual Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury.

COMMUNITY/PARENT RESOURCES

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP

Meetings are located at Brooke High School in Room 520 and online. They are the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7. 

  • September 28th
  • October 26th
  • November 30th
  • December 21st
  • January 25th
  • February 22nd
  • March 29th
  • April 26th
  • May 24th

Support Group Recordings

 

 

 

 

Transition Information

Beginning with the first IEP to be in effect when a student is fourteen years old (or sooner at the discretion of the IEP Team), the IEP must include:  

  1. Appropriate, measurable postsecondary goals related to independent living skills, if needed; 
  2. Appropriate measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessment related to training, education and employment; and  
  3. Transition services (including courses of study) needed to assist the student in reaching postsecondary goals identified on the IEP. 
  4. Pre-employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) which may include services provided by schools and by the Division of Rehabilitation Services that include:  
  • Job exploration  
  • Work-based learning  
  • Counseling for transition & post-secondary programs  
  • Workplace readiness training  
  • Self-advocacy training

Links about Transition: 

Transition Guide for Students with Disabilities

Pathways WV

WV Department of Education Transition Services

WV Division of Rehabilitation Services

Guardianship & Conservatorship

Pre-K Developmental Delays

Developmental delays occur in students, ages three through five, who are functioning at, or lower than, 75% of the normal rate of development in two or more of the following areas:  Cognition;   Physical development including gross motor and/or fine motor skills;  Communication;  Social/emotional/affective development; and/or  Self-help skills. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Stephanie Blundon, Director sblundon@k12.wv.us (304)737-3481 x1014

Jill Bachinski, School Psychologist jbachins@k12.wv.us (304)737-3481 x1012

Jennifer Martin, Department Executive Secretary jnmartin@k12.wv.us (304)737-3481 x1013

Brittany Kocher, Behavior Specialist bkocher@k12.wv.us (304)527-1410 x5572