Special Services

Central Services Center
25720 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE 
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: 425-413-3415
Fax: 425-413-3466
Annette Whittlesey

Tahoma School District provides special education and related services to eligible children and youth with disabilities, from ages 3 to 21.

Preschoolers and students are identified and provided appropriate special education services in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The student's parent(s) and a team of professionals together develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP). We then place students in the program best suited to deliver the services specified in their IEP. Children and youth with IEPs receive specially designed instruction and accommodations for their disability and related services such as speech or physical therapy if needed.

We believe in educating students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Each student has access to an appropriate learning environment and an opportunity for education with non-disabled students to the maximum extent appropriate at his or her chosen school or at a site as close as possible to his or her neighborhood school.

The links on the menu bar provide more information about Special Services in the Tahoma School District.

We believe that all students can be motivated to be lifelong learners and lead productive lives.

Our mission is to provide Specially Designed Instruction for those students eligible for Special Education Services and to be a resource for general education students, parents, and staff.

The Special Services community will work collaboratively with district general educators and the Tahoma community to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and lead productive lives.


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