SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATORS
The Special Education Coordinators act as a designee for the Special Education Director by serving as a liaison between BOCES staff and schools. They provide special education leadership to school administrators, teachers, and BOCES staff. Their duties include:
Attending, facilitating, and coordinating special education staffing
Receiving and reviewing Individual Education Plans (IEP’S)
Monitoring for compliance with special education rules and regulations
Reviewing special education referrals and assisting team members in
Providing timely evaluations of referred students
Providing in-service training
Helping ensure the parental rights of due process, including the right of confidentiality, notification, and explanation in their native language.
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.
PROVIDED EXPERTISE, GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
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.