To help ensure that all disabled students are receiving the educational services to which they are entitled, the Garden Grove Unified School District is now screening children who may qualify for special education programs.
Special education services, including counseling and speech and language therapy, are available to disabled students 21 years old and younger regardless of whether they attend public or private school.
Parents who believe their children may be eligible for special education programs are encouraged to contact the district and arrange for testing, said spokesman Alan Trudell.
Other services include those for deaf, blind and autistic students as well as students with other physical and learning disabilities. Under federal law, anyone with a disability from 3 to 21 years old is eligible for special education, Trudell said.
For more information, call (714) 663-6233.