• Welcome to the Department of Special Education

    Vision
    We
    Ignite Unlimited Possibilities for all of our students.
     
    Philosophy
    The Los Alamitos Unified School District provides an array of student support services and a full continuum of special education services delivered in a variety of settings to enable students to benefit from their education.
    Our special education programs serve eligible students with mild to intensive needs ranging from preschool to adult transition programs.
     
    All special education services are determined at the individual student level through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The IEP process is student-centered and focuses on a student’s strengths, unique needs, goals, and necessary services and supports that are reasonably calculated to provide the student an educational benefit in the least restrictive environment.
     
    If you would like more information about the special education identification process, and special education programs and services, please contact the school psychologist at your child’s school, or the District Office of Student Support Services at (562) 799-4700, extension 80420.
     
    Heidi Olshan, Ed.D.
     
    Heidi Olshan, Ed.D.
    Director, Special Education and Mental Health
    (562)799-4700 ext. 80420
    Fax: (562) 799-4738