Together with our partners, provide comprehensive services for students with intensive needs that prepare each to achieve their unique potential as valued contributors to their families and community.
The Monterey County Office of Education Special Education Division provides regional programs designed for students who need highly specialized intensive services. The services are delivered through regional programs located throughout the county in 60 classrooms on 24 different school campuses. Our dedicated team of educators and support staff have the education and expertise to deliver high quality instruction for each child in our care. In addition, our specialists provide speech, adapted physical education, occupational and physical therapy to students who require these services.
Infants with special low incidence needs are served in our Early Start Program. School-age children are referred to our programs by the district that they live in. After reviewing the unique needs of each child with the parents, teachers and other staff members at an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, a student will be placed into one of the MCOE special classes. Children who are visually impaired or deaf or hard of hearing are served by MCOE staff in their home school. We believe each child from birth through age 22 has a unique potential that can be realized through cooperation between school, home and community. Together we can make a difference, it is the only way we can!