Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability

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Intellectual Disability means significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

Overview of Services

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) provides a full continuum of services for students with Intellectual Disabilities in grades K-12. Instruction for a student with Intellectual Disabilities is designed to enable each student to work toward achieving independence in the school and community and becoming an integral member of society. Students may receive instruction in functional academics, communication, social skills, vocational skills, and other areas related to transition from school to adulthood and life skills. Students have a wide range of academic skills and may participate in a combination of special education and general education classes. Elementary, middle and high school students may receive instruction in the community (Community-Based Instruction) that focuses on the following areas: Personal Management, Recreation and Leisure, School and Community, Vocational, Functional Academics, Communication, Social Competencies, and Motor Skills. Special education teachers work closely with transition specialists at the high school level to develop effective transition plans for life after K-12 schooling.

Programs for students with intellectual disabilities in grades K-12 are located throughout PWCS in selected elementary, middle, and high schools.

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Administrative Contact

Kate Johnson, Supervisor
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Sonia Cate, Administrative Assistant II
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