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SSSD Special Services
The Siloam Springs School District (SSSD) ensures that all children with disabilities, ages 3 to 21 and within district jurisdiction, are provided special education services. The district carries out procedures to identify, evaluate, locate and provide necessary services.

Special services to students with disabilities are provided in a variety of settings and placements. Settings range from a very mild provision of services such as inclusion, indirect or itinerant services to the most structured hospital/homebound setting. Services and placement are determined by a student's programming committee. SSSD strives to ensure all buildings and facilities are accessible and usable for all students according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specifications.

In order to assess special education services, a referral may be made by a student's teacher, other school or district educational personnel, parent, or other individuals with relevant knowledge concerning the child. A written referral should be made to the school principal. An appropriate conference will be scheduled. To determine that a student is in need of specialized educational services, the student must be formally evaluated. With parental permission, an evaluation will be completed to determine the existence of an eligible disabling condition.


over 2 years ago

Shawna Asencio-Porter - Director of Special Education

479-524-8130 ext. 4

Samantha Gutierrez - Assistant Director of Special Education

479-524-8130 ext. 3