The Department of Juvenile Justice provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for all students with disabilities and ensures that measures are in place, allowing access to instruction, as identified by the student’s individual needs.
For those students who qualify for special education services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed. The IEP is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the individual child.
For students with disabilities who qualify for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a 504 plan is developed, providing reasonable accommodations needed in order for the child to access the general education curriculum.
The Department of Juvenile Justice committed to the identification of gifted students among all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups, to include those who are learning disabled, physically disadvantaged, and previously unidentified as being gifted. Identified gifted students are provided qualitatively differentiated instruction that will prepare them to participate in educational activities commensurate with their abilities.