Richmond Public Schools offers the full range of special education and related services for our students with disabilities.
- Through collaborative partnerships with parents, educators, and the community, the Office of Exceptional Education supports the implementation of a rigorous curriculum for a diverse student body such that all students are positive contributors in a global society.
- Through professional development, training, and technical assistance, the Office of Exceptional Education strives to provide a continuum of services to ensure all students have a quality education that meets their unique needs; and prepares them to be productive, contributing members of a global society
The IEP team decides the goals to be addressed and the accommodations and services to be provided. As a result of IEP team decisions, many of our students spend all or part of the day in general education with supports as defined by their IEP. Students with more intensive support needs may receive instruction for part of the day in a special education setting. Related services, such as speech and occupational therapy, are provided in a variety of environments, including special education classrooms and general education classrooms
Family Engagement Sessions
We invite you to join the Office of Exceptional Education's Family Engagement Lunch & Learn Sessions! All sessions are for 1 hour and begin at 12:00 pm. Please use the links below to join the discussion!
May 11, 2023
Post-Secondary Transition-Planning for Life After High School
Join the Discussion
Dyslexia is often characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding (reading) abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language and impacts effective classroom instruction.
The goal of transition planning is to support students with disabilities as they progress through school and prepare for life as an adult. Including planning for college, work, transportation, living arrangements, health care, and daily living.
Parent's Guide to Special Education
Guide to help parents understand their rights and responsibilities, their child's rights and the school's responsibilities to meet the special needs of their child.
English - Spanish
Virginia Department of Education - School Year 2023 - Family Engagement Survey
Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report the the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities." Richmond Public Schools would like for parents of children receiving special education services to participate in a short survey, which VDOE will use to collect the necessary data to report on this requirement. It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.
Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services.
Please see the following links to access the online survey.
Virginia Department of Education - School Year 2023 - Family Engagement Survey - En Español
Cada año escolar el Departamento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE) está obligado informar al Departamento de Educación del Estados Unidos el “por ciento de los padres con un niño que recibe servicios de educación especial que las escuelas facilitaron la participación de los padres como un medio para mejorar los servicios y resultados para los niños con discapacidades.” Su división escolar local debe haberle proporcionado una oportunidad para participar en una encuesta que VDOE utilizará para recopilar los datos necesarios para informar sobre este requisito. Su participación en esta encuesta ayudará VDOE recopilar información adicional para identificar necesidades de formación relacionadas con los procesos de educación especial. Es importante tener en cuenta que sus respuestas son recordadas de forma anónima y no puede ser ligado personalmente a su hijo.
Los padres que tienen más de un niño que recibe servicios de educación especial deben presentar una encuesta para cada niño que recibe servicios.
2120 Fendall Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
Phone: (804) 780-7911
Director of Exceptional Education
Coordinator of Systems & Processes
Intensive Support Coordinator