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Welcome to the Department of Special Education


EWCSD offers special education programs and services for students with disabilities from birth through 8th grade. 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.


elisaElisa Clarke
Director, Special Education

charmCharm Johnson

Program Specialist
Cheng Chu
Program Specialist
Clerk, Maria Bautista
Maria Bautista
Lauren Eggehorn
Program Specialist
Gerri Pineda
Secretary IV