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Galileo offers the following Special Education services.

Designated Instructional Services (DIS)

Students who receive DIS are enrolled in general education classrooms. They are provided with additional instruction by qualified teachers, e.g. Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education and Orientation & Mobility.

Resource Specialist Program (RSP)
Students who receive resource specialist services are enrolled in general education classrooms. They are provided with the appropriate accommodations and modifications to the the core curriculum as outlined in their Individualized Education Plans (IEP) by the resources specialists.

Special Day Class (SDC)
Students in Special Day Classes (SDC) are enrolled in self-contained classes. They are assigned to these classes by their IEP eligibility and receive support from the Special Day Class teacher and the support staff. For students with mild impairments they are typically 12-14 SDC students per classroom, for students with severe impairment there are typically 8-10 SDC students per classroom.

Specifically, Galileo offers the following SDC classes:
Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate Speech Language Impaired(SDC/M/M/SLI)
Teacher: Kordahl

Special Day Class/Learning Disabled(SDC/LD)
Teachers: R. Cohen, N. Gibbons, T. Leslie, A. Wattles and E. Whitney
Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed (SDC/ED)
Teacher: N. Gibbons
Special Day Class/Severely Impaired(SDC/SI)
M. Mcdough and J. Wlodaver

Below are a list of resources that will assist you in navigating special education services within SFUSD. If your questions are not answered below, contact: Special Education Services located at 1098 Harrison St. SF, CA 94103 Phone: (415)355.7735 Fax: (415)355.7741 E-mail: kocivarC@sfusd.edu

Your First IEP Meeting.

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Enrollment Guide for Special Education
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High school transition and workability.
Information for parents, teachers, students and communities.
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The IDEA 2004 and the IDEA 2006 Regulations Website
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Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD)
Is a parent-run San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1982. We support families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need as they face challenges.
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- Advocacy
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Austism
- Bay Area Resources
- Disabilities Information
- Federal, State, and Local Government
- Gifted Education
- Learning Disabilities
- Literacy and Reading
- Secondary and Continuing Education
- Technical Assistance Centers
- Technology

Intervention Center offers free tools and resources to help parents and school staff to promote positive behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. The site was created by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from New York.
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