Welcome to the Student Services (Special Education) Department!
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|In the Chandler Unified School District, we believe all
students can learn! Some students may need more supports and services than
others, but providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes
necessary to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens is our mission for
ALL students. For students with disabilities eligible to receive
specialized instruction and related services, the Individualized Education
Program (IEP) Team, which includes the student and parent/guardian, uses data
to help determine the level and types of supports and services a student might
need. It is always important to remember that special education is a service,
not a “place.” The IEP Team considers the unique individual strengths, needs,
and post-secondary goals (for students age 16 and older) when determining the
appropriate service needs of each student.
CUSD provides a continuum of services to students, along
with a variety of service delivery options. Teams must always begin program planning
with the belief and expectation that students receive services in the general
education setting. Data is used to identify if a student needs more intensive
instruction as teams review options along the continuum of the least restrictive
environment. A variety of options are considered as teams review reasonable
accommodations and/or modifications, supplementary aids and services, and/or
assistive technology in general education classes. In addition, related
services are available, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech
and language therapy, transportation, and counseling, if the IEP Team
determines any to be appropriate.
Our Vision in the Chandler Unified School District as a
safe, disciplined and productive environment where students and adults are
meaningfully engaged in learning applies to all of our students, from our
youngest learners in preschool to our young adult learners in our high school
programs. We value our partnerships with parents, students and community
stakeholders. Your input is important. Please feel free to contact our
department with any questions, concerns and/or celebrations you may want to
Thank you for choosing Chandler Unified!
Kymberly A. Marshall, Ed.D.
Director of Student Services
Chandler Unified School District
Contact the Student Services office, for general information, utilizing the following contact information:
Instructional Resource Center
500 W. Galveston, Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: 480-224-3733 or 480-224-3732 Fax: 480 224-9154