For a child with a disability, life can be changed in ways most have never imagined. As educators, parents and community members, we can do many things to help students' with disabilities achieve in school.
Within the schools special education teachers, commonly referred to as resource teachers, offer academic, social/emotional, and life skills support to student's with disabilities. In addition, there are special education and related service providers hired by the Northeast Colorado BOCES, to assist teachers in addressing the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Special education and related service providers are involved in determining eligibility for special education, development of Individual Education Plans (IEP's) for students, providing direct services to address academic, social/emotional physical/health, communicative cognitive, transition needs and consultation and training to educators, and parents.
Behavior Evaluation and Support Team – BEST Team - The BEST team is a group of professionals representing preschool through high school. The BEST team is dedicated to assisting and expanding the capacity of schools to respond to behavioral needs of students.
English Language Learner Team - ELL Team - The ELL team provides leadership, knowledge and materials to address identification, assessment, and the instructional needs of English Language Learners with disabilities.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) - Parents are important partners in supporting the education of students with disabilities, and provide guidance regarding special education services and supports.
SWAAAC Team - Learning for students with disabilities can be supported with assistive technology. SWAAAC stands for Statewide Augmentative, Alternative, Assistive, Communication Project. The NE BOCES has a team to conduct assessment, as well as provide technical assistance and training around the use of assistive technology to improve communication for students with disabilities.
Transition Leadership Team - The team provides leadership, knowledge and materials to address transition planning for students with disabilities.