USD 290 Special Services Programs
- These programs are commonly referred to as resource rooms.
- They have the responsibility to serve children with a variety of disabilities, including mild mental retardation, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, other health impairments, developmental delays, autism, sensory impairments, orthopedic impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
- The only exception to this is if the student has demonstrated a need for a more restrictive environment, in which case there are other programs which can be considered by the IEP team.
Life Skills Programs:
- The USD 290 Life Skills programs is for students who need a specialized curriculum that focuses on the achievement of functional life or daily living skills.
- These students require sustained resources, specialized instruction, and significant accommodations and modifications of the curriculum.
- Typically, these students must be significantly delayed cognitively, and have significant deficits in other areas, including achievement, social/adaptive skills, and/or communication ability.
The Achievement Program (TAP):
- The Achievement Program is an alternative school program that is committed to meeting the educational needs of students in grades 6-12 who experience and display difficulties that significantly impair their educational opportunities and who are not experiencing success in the traditional school setting.
- The program provides instruction in social skills, along with academic instruction and other necessary services.
Coffey-Ottawa-Franklin Training Services, Inc. (COF):
- COF serves as the single point of application, determination, and referral for all individuals wanting developmental disability services in the tri-county area.
- Occasionally, USD 290 students require the services of COF.
- The IEP team will determine if a student is in need for placement at COF.
- "Gifted" as defined in K.A.R. 91-40-1(cc) means performing or demonstrating the potential for performing at significantly higher levels of accomplishment in one or more academic fields due to intellectual ability, when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment.
- USD 290 serves gifted students at the elementary and secondary levels. Kansas state statute requires special education services be provided through the development and implementation of an IEP for students that are found eligible and in need of special instructional support through the gifted program.
Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC):
- This program is designed to provide educational services for at-risk youth, ages 10-18, who are currently being held in a correctional facility setting.
- Services are provided by a special education teacher.
- The curriculum is designed to use a variety of strategies in order to meet the needs of all students who are placed within this facility.
- It is not required of individuals to qualify or re-qualify for special education in order to receive services at this facility.