Special Education Office: (661) 789-6725
Dr. R. Cooper, Director
Elsa Rios, Bilingual Secretary (661) 789-6746
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
(Except for holidays listed in the Student Calendar)
Thank you for choosing or considering Palmdale School District to serve you and your family. Our Special Education Department is proud of the extensive services we offer our community from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. We provide Early Intervention services through our infant toddler programs (within this program all services, except vision and orthopedic services, are afforded). Additionally, we provide the following services: adapted physical education, speech and language, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and educationally related intensive counseling. We regard service to our students with disabilities as an integral component of Palmdale School District’s strategic plan – The Palmdale PROMISE –
This is why the Special Education Department is committed to providing a free, appropriate public education for all students in the least restrictive environment. Placement and services for students receiving special education services are assigned in accordance with that student’s needs. A continuum of program options is available, with services provided in a variety of educational settings, which are required by the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA).
Palmdale School District is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with our community. Our collaboration with the Antelope Valley SELPA allows us the ability to promote an environment for our community that is knowledgeable of the challenges and joys of parenting students with disabilities. Our Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is made up of parents and other individuals with a personal or professional interest in ensuring that students with disabilities have access to appropriate services. The CAC membership represents the geographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic makeup of our community.
The mission of our CAC is to create a network of parents, students, educators, and community members to promote equity and access for all the children in the Palmdale School District. Our goal is to improve and protect the education of our children with special educational needs. We are here to empower, inform, and support you. We invite you to join us on our journey.
Please visit the Resources Page and explore our Parents and CAC Resources