Programs That Make A Difference
The Sherburne and Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative offers specialized programming for students with disabilities from birth through age 21. We offer specialized, intensive programming to meet the unique needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other neurological conditions, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) or cognitive impairments, and Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD).
Early Childhood Programs:
- Home Based Services for children ages birth to three years old
- Early Childhood Evaluation and Services ages three to seven years old
ASD and DCD Programs:
- Center Based Programs for students with Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) ages 5-21 years old
- C5 18-21 Transition Program
- RISE (Reaching Independence through Specialized Environments): K-12
- Foundations 1 (Elementary)
- Foundations 2 (Middle School)
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What is Early Childhood Special Education?
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) shall be available to children from birth through age seven who need special instruction or services because they have visual, auditorial, physical or other impairments; have an identifiable syndrome know to hinder normal development; or have a significant delay or impairment in cognitive, speech and language development.
What Do Services Include?
Home-based services are available for children birth to age three. Center-based are available for children age three to seven years of age. Services may be provided by one or more of the following:
• Early Childhood
• Special Education Teacher
• Occupational Therapist
• Physical Therapist
• Public Health Nurse
• Speech/Language Clinician
• Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
• Teacher of the Visually Impaired
• Social Worker
Why Early Childhood Education?
The goal of early intervention is to provide free, appropriate opportunities for children to develop skills which will enable them to function to their fullest potential. Early childhood years are crucial for learning the skills necessary for future success. Children with delays in fine/gross motor coordination, concepts, speech/language abilities, emotional growth, or behavioral development may need special programming during their early years.