The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.
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residing in the State, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the
severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services. This effort
also includes highly mobile children with disabilities (such as migrant and homeless children) and
children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even
though they are advancing from grade to grade. The purpose of this procedure is to enhance public
understanding of exceptional children and youth with special needs, to identify and locate the
children and youth, and to inform the public of available services.