Student Services - Special Education

Empowering All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Our special education services are rooted in the needs of your child. These services can begin as early as preschool, extend past high school and support the parents and caregivers as well as the student. Learn more about how we can help your child succeed. ​

2015-2020 Student Services Department Goals

Guiding Principles for Student Services

Parent Resources

Resources for parents including understanding the Special Education Referral Process, finding support and assistance agencies, seeking resources on disabilities, and notifications about upcoming community events.

Urban Collaborative

The Collaborative, housed at Education Development Center, Inc., is a national network of more than 100 school districts, including Tacoma, committed to improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

Student Service Teams

Information about the variety of teams the work together as part of Student Services, including contact information, Childfind, and other programs.

​Special Education Department Manual - Though this manual is primarily an internal document for Special Education staff, it's posted publicly so that these procedures are transparent.