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Special Education Division


Provides information and resources to serve the unique needs of individuals with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and non-academic skills.

Heather Calomese, Director

Phone: 916-445-4613
Fax: 916-327-3706


The Special Education Division is part of the Opportunities for All Branch.

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Special Education
Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.

Questions:   Special Education Division | 916-445-4613
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 10, 2021
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