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Special Education

Every learner is empowered for a lifetime of success.

The Special Education Team is committed to educating students ages 3 through 22 with identified educational disabilities. Individualized services are designed to meet each student’s unique needs within the least restrictive environment. 

To view the definitions of education disabilities the district must work within, please view the ADE Disability Categories site. 

ADE Disability Categories

Programs

The Special Education Team at Desert Springs Preparatory serves students identified with exceptional needs. These students’ needs may range from mild to moderate in severity.

Special Education at Desert Springs is a service that is designed to meet students' needs in their least restrictive environment (LRE). All students identified for special education services are expected to meet the same standards as their typical peers with the allowable accommodations, modifications, and supports designated.

Typically, services are provided in content areas, such as reading, written language and mathematics. Students may be eligible to receive related services such as (speech-language, occupational therapy, and physical therapy).

We at Desert Springs believe all children can learn and be successful. We also recognize the individual learning styles of students and respect and support their differences. 

Related Services

Related services encompass specialized services from licensed professionals in particular domains. These related services are designed to support skill-building necessary for effective access to educational experiences within the life of the school and are provided to students who require this specialized intervention to access curriculum. 
 

Parents and Families Resources 

DSP Contact

Sara Pappas

District Contacts

Linda Taylor

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

Gianna Colonna

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL ED

Gail Gold

COORD OF SPECIAL ED

Special Education Records

Records Inquiries