Multiple Disabilities Support
The Multiple Disabilities Support program is offered to students in Grades K-12 who are diagnosed with two or more disabilities such as Intellectual Disability and Orthopedic Impairment. Some students may have significant medical needs and sensory impairments.
The program emphasis is to teach students core content in all subject areas as well as functional life skills, social and communication skills, and motor skills. Classroom teachers provide direct instruction and effective teaching strategies to their students. They implement the Unique Learning System curriculum and teach grade-level content to the students.
Augmentative communication devices, iPads, and switches are used by students to expand and enhance their communication. Additional supports by a social worker, psychologist, and health care assistant are provided. Related services, such as speech/language therapy, occupational/physical therapy, and vision/hearing support, are integrated into the educational environment. The classroom teacher and therapists work closely together to meet the unique needs of the student and increase their independence.
IU13 provides a range of support services for children with disabilities to meet their needs as identified in their individualized education programs (IEP). Learn more here.