Special Education

Special Education services are based on the individual needs of a student through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed by a team of professionals including the parents and the student. Services are delivered in the least restrictive environment (LRE), with the level depending on the needs of the students. The continuum of special education services ranges from the general classroom, pull-out, self-contained, private placement, and home-bound services.

Eligibility & Referral Process

Union Elementary School District provides services for students who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Education website.

The areas of eligibility of persons from the ages of 3-21 are:

  • Autism (A)
  • Developmental Delay (DD)
  • Emotional Disability (ED)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Mild Intellectual Disability (MiID)
  • Moderate Intellectual Disability (MoID)
  • Severe Intellectual Disability (SID)
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
  • Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment (MDSSI)
  • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
  • Other Health Impairment (OHI)
  • Preschool Severe Delay (PSD)
  • Preschool Speech-Language Delay (PSL)
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Speech Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI) 
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