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Special Programs

Special Education - IDEA 619 Pre-School and IDEA Part B

West Carroll Special School District provides special education services for children between the ages of three and twenty-one with disabilities. The state of Tennessee has thirteen (13) disability categories in which children may qualify for Special Education services.  Those categories are Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Deaf - Blindness, Deafness, Developmental Delay, Functional Delay, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment,  and Intellectually Gifted.  Educational needs are determined through parent interviews, the child's classroom teacher(s), medical personnel, and various individual assessments.   Areas evaluated may include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive ability, and social/emotional.

Following an evaluation, if a child is determined to meet Tennessee State Eligibility Standards and is in need of special educational services, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed for your child and an appropriate program will be developed to meet your child's educational needs.

Contact Dana Carey, Special Programs Director, by phone at 731-662-4200 or by email at Dana.Carey@wcssd.org if you suspect your child may have a disability.


Section 504

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly referred to as Section 504, is a nondiscrimination statute enacted by the United States Congress. The purpose of the Act is to prohibit discrimination and to assure that disabled students have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to nondisabled students. West Carroll SSD is committed to maintaining equitable educational practices, services, programs and activities that are accessible and usable by qualified individuals with disabilties and adheres to the provisions under Section 504. Click here to review the district's policies and procedures regarding these provisions.


Click Here for Information about the state of Tennessee Individualized Education (IEA) Program


It is the policy of The West Carroll Special School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies.