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The Special Services Department is committed to the vision of Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District is for all students to be college and career ready and prepared to compete in a global economy.

The Special Services Department purpose is to serve students who have exceptional needs.  These needs include: communication, learning, cognitive skills, emotional state, behavior, sensory, mobility, hygiene, medical, and health issues.  Sometimes those needs are temporary and minor, while at other times they are lifelong and more serious.  The job of the Special Services Department is to determine what those needs are, and find ways to meet said needs.  This must be done in a way that affords the student the benefit to be in all the activities that non-disabled peers enjoy.  One of the goals our department takes seriously is to provide supports in a way that guides the student towards independence and self sufficiency.