Welcome to the Department of Special Education
Special education programs and services for students with disabilities from birth through 8th grade are offered by the East Whittier City School District and administered by the Special Education Department. These programs and services are provided for the following categories of students with disabilities, either in the District or through the Whittier Area Cooperative Special Education Program (WACSEP).
Autism Deaf / Blind
Hard of Hearing Impairment Speech / Language Impairment
Visual Impairment Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairment Specific Learning Disability
Intellectual Disability Emotional Disturbance
Traumatic Brain Injury Multiple Disabilities
In the East Whittier City School District, special education services are provided to support students in attaining educational benefit in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Specially designed instruction is provided to meet the unique needs of our students with disabilities. This instruction is provided in a variety of settings. Further information is available from your resident school or the Special Education Office at the District. For Preschool-age students, further information is available at WACSEP (562) 945-6431.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question related to special education. We are here to support you and your child.