Special education refers to a range of services that can be provided in different ways and in different settings. We know there is no “one size fits all” approach to special education. Instruction is tailored to meet the needs of each student with disabilities. Students who qualify for special education services have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). These students receive individualized teaching and other resources at no cost to their families. Our specialists work with our students on their strengths, as well as their challenges.

Special education is offered at no cost to the parents for students aged 3 to 21. Examples of services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Early identification and assessment of disabilities

  • Psychological services for educational assessment

  • Modification of the course material within the regular classroom

  • Small-group instruction

  • Speech/language therapy

  • Career/vocational education

  • Physical therapy

  • Vision and hearing screening

  • Orientation and mobility services

Students may be eligible for Special Education services in one of the following categories:

  1. Developmentally Delayed

  2. Specific Learning Disability

  3. Seriously Behaviorally Disabled

  4. Intellectual Disability

  5. Speech/Language Impaired

  6. Multi Handicapped

  7. Orthopedically Impaired

  8. Deaf

  9. Health Impaired

  10. Hard of Hearing

  11. Visually Impaired

  12. Deaf-Blind

  13. Autism

  14. Traumatic Brain Injury

New to Appomattox County?

Welcome to Appomattox County! In order to assist in your student's successful transition to special services within Appomattox County Public Schools, we will need a complete set of educational records, especially the student's most recent school division evaluation and IEP. These records should be sent to sgwalsh@acpsweb.com. If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 434-352-8251.

Students in need of specialized education may be brought to the attention of the school district by parents or child care providers, educational staff, community agencies or other concerned individuals. Parents who wish to make their child (3 to 21) a "Focus of Concern" for special education may call the Director of Student Services directly at 434-352-8251.