Downey-Montebello Special Education Local Plan | Collaborate, Communicate, Support, and Educate
We are SELPA
Today, as never before, parents, students, staff, and community members work together to make certain that the appropriate services are provided on an individualized basis for every child with a disability. The services are supported by the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). That’s us!
Do you suspect your child may have a disability?
Birth – 23 months
Ages 2 – 3
Ages 3 – 5
First Grade and Beyond
“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well,
you’re needed by someone.” — Martina Navratilova
What is Special Education?
Special education refers to a set of educational programs and/or services designed to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities whose needs cannot be met in the general education school program.
of public school students receive Special Education services
of those students had specific learning disabilities
For children 3 years and younger.