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Special Education & Child Find

Special Education

In Mapleton, we are committed to improving services and outcomes for children. Our Integrated Services Department is the powerful combination of Health Services and Special Education Services and is intended to provide a comprehensive range of services at the school level and resources to respond to student needs. 

We understand that improvement in serving groups of students begins with a belief in the important responsibility of serving each, individual student. We understand that improvement in serving groups of students begins with a belief in the important responsibility of serving each, individual student. 

When students require specialized services, including English acquisition, gifted and talented, or special education, we design and implement programs based on best practices and research. In addition to the classroom teachers, we employ specialists to support the many and unique needs of our students: psychologists, counselors, behavior specialists, career specialists are examples of these support specialists. As a district, we are able to offer a wide range of support and expertise.

Mapleton Child Find provides free screenings and evaluations for infants, toddlers, and children from the ages of birth up to 5 years. To schedule an appointment, please call 303.853.1106 (birth to 3 years) or 303.853.1130 (3 to 5 years). If, after a screening, it is determined a child is eligible for special education services, Mapleton will work with the family to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) with specific goals to inform and inspire academic and personal success. 

If you have concerns for a child who attends school from Kindergarten to 12th grade, please contact your child’s school directly.

If your child has an IEP and you apply for enrollment into Mapleton's preschool program, you will be contacted by a member of the Integrated Services Department for additional support and information.