Welcome to Special Education Services

  • Snohomish School District is proud to provide a continuum of services and supports to students from birth to age 21. We recognize, as a public school system, our moral and legal obligation to provide a Free Appropriate Public Education that is “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress” and designed to be “appropriately ambitious in light of his [and her] circumstances” (Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 2017).  

    Each of our students and their families should expect to engage with professional staff. If a disability is suspected, a school psychologist may conduct an educational evaluation that identifies a need for specially designed instruction and/or related services. Specially designed instruction and any related services may then be determined through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting.

    It is our fundamental commitment that Special Education Services in the Snohomish School District will respond purposefully to the needs and well-being of all students. For that reason, we depend upon healthy, collaborative, inclusive relationships between staff, students and their families.

    Special Education Services in Snohomish School District includes the following:

    • Early Childhood Education
      • Birth-3
      • Extended Preschool
      • Preschool
      • Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
    • Autism Specialists (Connections Programs K-12 and Highly Structured Programs K-6)
    • Social, Emotional and Behavioral Specialists (K-12)
    • Developmental Disabilities Specialists:   Intensive and Extended Resource Support (K-6)
    • Life Skills Specialists (7-21)
    • Transition Specialists (18-21)
    • Specific Learning Disability(s): Resource Support and Extended Learning Support Specialists
    • Occupational and Physical Therapists
    • School Psychologists
    • Speech and Language Pathologists
    • Vision Impairment/Orientation and Mobility Specialists
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
    • Audiologist

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


    Sara Woolverton

    Dr. Sara Woolverton
    Executive Director, Special Education Services

    Marta Bloomquist
    Director, Special Education Services

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