GUSD offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a suspected disability.  Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services.  All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost.  The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law. 

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, cognitive, academic and/or social emotional development.  Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments, developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries. 

A free appropriate public education with a full continuum of services is available for eligible children with disabilities. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the principal or counselor of your local school or call Debbie Leverance, Exceptional Student Services - 928-402-6070