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Special Education - Early Start & Intensive Classes





The Contra Costa County Office of Education (Special Education Department) operates a multifaceted program for youngsters 0-3 years old who qualify for special education services. Also offered are classes for students with Autism.

  1. EARLY START serves children to age three who have vision, hearing, orthopedic problems or other developmental disabilities. Early Start educators assist the family in developing an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) to address the child's needs and priorities. The Early Start team includes teachers, instructional aides, occupational therapists, a psychologist and a speech language therapist. Service is provided in a variety of ways which may include classroom activities, individual home-based instruction, play groups and family activities.

  2. INTENSIVE CLASSES serve students, ages 5 to 11, diagnosed with Autism. Opportunities to work on behavior, academics and integration with same-age peers abound. The classes are supported by a team composed of a psychologist, behaviorist, nurse, speech and language specialist, adaptive P.E. and occupational therapist.


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Special Education Contacts:
Director, Student Programs 925.942.3376
Administrative Assistant 925.942.3376

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Page updated on: December 20, 2017

Rev: 0.4-010514-BETA4