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Intensive Supports Program

The Intensive Supports Program encompasses specialized programs serving students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired, those significantly impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those who require intensive support to access instruction and their learning environment. Each program provides a fully accessible learning environment, where students are immersed in specialized learning by a team of educators and related services professionals trained in their area of service. The focus of each team is to equip students for a successful life after graduation.

Program Structure

RPS offers a wide-range of supports and services to teams and families serving students in the Intensive Support Programs. Emphasis is placed on provision of division and school-based professional development and technical assistance to ensure all students have services that enable them to have meaningful educational benefit. As such, RPS employs an Intensive Support Program Specialist and three Intensive Support mentors to support the division in enhancing the capacity of all schools to serve this population of learners in fostering student academic and post-secondary growth.

Parent/Family Resources 

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides information on its website about educational services and resources to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deaf-blind. The following resources are excerpted from VDOE’s Sensory Disabilities webpage and from websites for partnering agencies, centers, and college/university programs in Virginia.

Contact Information

Rebecca Ceja, 
Intensive Supports Specialist  

Keri Lagow, 
Lead Mentor Teacher

Charlotte Lucas, 
Mentor Teacher 

Tammy Sellers, 
Mentor Teacher

Amanda Dailey, 
Mentor Teacher