Students With Special Needs
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 6.7 million students ages 3-21 were receiving special education services in the United States during the 2015-16 schools year. As part of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance’s initiative to provide a comprehensive overview of K-20 education in Broward County, this section has been dedicated to identifying programs available for children with special needs.
Broward County offers many education opportunities for children with special needs from birth to age 22. For example, Broward County Public Schools serve over 32,000 students with disabilities and offers a free and appropriate public education in compliance with the federally mandated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Their services include, but are not limited to, students with learning disabilities, developmental delays, speech or language impairments, ESE, visual impairments, deaf or hard of hearing, and autism. More information can be found here: http://bcps-esls.com/.
Below is a list of public schools with programs for students with autism, emotional/behavioral, and intellectual disabilities, as well as private schools that have specialized programs for students with special learning needs.