Home and Community Based Special Education Services
Children who qualify for services age birth to three are served based on their Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Children age three to five are served based on their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Professionals involved in services can include services coordinators (for children birth to three), early childhood special education teachers, speech language pathologists, physical therapist, occupational therapist, teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, and teachers for the visually impaired. Services are delivered using a Primary Service Provider (PSP) Model. The PSP Model consists of a team of professionals who work together to support families and caregivers. Each Family is assigned a professional who consults and receives coaching from other professional fields to meet the needs of the family. the overall goal is to promote confidence and competence of families to support teh child's growth and development through natural learning in the home/community setting.
Who is eligible: Children birth to age five-years old with a special need according to Nebraska's Rule 51 and/or Rule 52 guidelines.
Criteria: Children must be evaluated by Bellevue Public Schools special education team, then have an Individualized Family Service Plan or Individual Educational Plan in place to meet the child's needs (evaluations are completed at no charge). Children must live within the Bellevue Public Schools attendance area.