Continuum of Services

  • Union County Public Schools strives to serve all students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. IEP teams are responsible for making decisions regarding the eligibility of EC services and service delivery. Many students with disabilities can have their needs met in the regular education setting/program with accommodations and/or supplementary aids and services. However, there will be some students who require more intensive services to address their unique personal and educational needs.

Continuum of Alternate Placement

    • Regular Setting - Students with disabilities who receive the majority of their education program, 80% or more of the day, with non-disabled peers.
    • Resource Setting - Students with disabilities who spend 40% -79% of the day with non-disabled peers.
    • Separate Setting - Students with disabilities who spend 39% or less of the day with non-disabled peers.
    • Hospital/Homebound Services - Students with disabilities have the opportunity to receive short-term educational services in the home or a designated location. Home/Hospital education services are temporary with the goal of providing support until the student can successfully return to school. Home/Hospital instruction does NOT duplicate classroom instruction. Home/Hospital service delivery is determined by the IEP team on the basis of:
      • Documented medical issues;
      • Documented behavioral issues;
      • As a result of a long-term suspension.
  • The Placement Continuum - most students are served in the general education setting and gradually gets more restrictive.

General Curriculum vs Adapted Curriculum

  • Adapted Curriculum

  • General Curriculum

Related Services

  • Related services are supportive services that an eligible student with a disability requires to benefit from special education. The IEP team determines the need for related services in the educational setting. Eligibility for special education services does not automatically entitle a student to related services.

    Common related services include, but are not limited to:

    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Speech-Language Therapy
    • Transportation

Information Regarding Programs and Related Services

  • Audiology

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Course of Study

  • Speech-Language Therapy

  • Transition Planning