We provide a variety of supports for school-aged children.
Hamilton County DD Services operates two schools for students with significant disabilities. In addition, many school-age children who do not attend our schools are supported by agency staff in collaboration with public schools. Starting at age 14, transition consultants from Hamilton County DD Services will meet with families and students to help ease the student’s transition from school to adulthood. Learn more below.
With Significant Disabilities
Hamilton County DD Services operates two schools that support students with significant disabilities. Individualized instruction focuses on functional academics, communication and socialization skills, behavior support, and practical tasks for living and working in the community.
Hamilton County DD Services schools are best suited to students with very significant support needs. If you believe our schools might be appropriate for your child, contact the student services manager or the special education director at your local school district.
Students Must be Referred by Local Public-School District
Hamilton County DD Services schools currently have available enrollment slots. Students must be referred by their local public-school districts. After a district refers a student, our principals review the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Evaluation Team Report (ETR). They then observe the student in his or her current educational environment to determine whether the local district or Hamilton County DD Services is the “least restrictive environment,” as defined by law. If it is determined that a student can be better supported in his or her local district, Hamilton County DD Services works with teachers and staff at the local district to empower them to better support that student.
For more information or to tour one of our schools, contact director of school programs Duerk Zinn: