Nicole Taylor : Special Education Director
Nicole Taylor
Special Education Director
Nicole Taylor : Special Education Director
Special Education Director
Nicole Taylor
Phone:
Email: ntaylor@dlgsd.org

Dillingham Special Education

Special Education means specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the family, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability from Pre-K through age 22. Individual special education programs are cooperatively developed by an individual planning (IEP) team which includes parents, teachers, administrators and, when appropriate, other specialists. The IEP team reviews an individual student’s functional and academic performance to develop appropriate individual long term goals and short term objectives for the child to achieve during a one-year period.

Project Child Find – Child Find
Project Child Find includes a screening to identify any educational or physical needs, which must be addressed to enable the child to fully benefit from an educational program. Children with disabilities may have such needs, which can be addressed though the District’s Student Support Services. Child Find screenings are a joint effort by the Dillingham City School District and the Bristol Bay Native Association HeadStart.

Moving to the Dillingham School District
If you are still living out of state please call and talk the Director of Special Education 907-842-6723. If you have already relocated please bring a copy of your child’s IEP to the District Office.

“Requesting Special Education Records From Dillingham City Schools”
If you are another school district requesting special education records for a student who recently transferred from DCSD, please email requests to ntaylor@dlgsd.org or contact our Special Education Department at 907-842-6723.

Building Bridges: Best in SpEd

Transitional Services

#1. Clinical Services: The Dillingham School District is building a broader team to span clinical; behavioral and mental health services for students with emotional, behavioral, and trauma health challenges. We are hiring a behavior specialist and clinical counselor, to add to our Climate & Culture Director and School Counselor services, while beefing up our Special Education team to provide a quality Tier 3 guidance for special services. We have the opportunity to now provide local and regional resources, and step-by-step supports, to families who are going through Medicaid and therapeutic treatment options for their child.

#2. Early Identification: The Dillingham School District is building a strong relationship to collaboratively work with the Infant Learning Program, the tribal government, and Head-Start to bridge early childhood development with district services in order to offer each child a smooth transition to the Kindergarten environment. ChildFind in cooperation with HeadStart and the ILP helps to support this goal.

#3. Exiting from SpEd: The Dillingham School District is exiting students from the special education program in the middle school and high school years due to academic achievement and family support, and then providing 504 accommodations to support students in this transition process. This is due to the level of special education services, the RTI support team, and differentiation in the classroom by caring instructors.

#4. Adult Transitions: The Dillingham School District in collaboration with DVR/TVR (Dept. of Vocation Rehabilitation & Tribal Rehabilitation), are providing transitional services to move students from high school to educational and vocational opportunities.

 

Helpful Resources

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/fape.index.htm
Free Appropriate Public Education, FAPE

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, FERPA

https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/child.find.index.htm
What is Child Find?

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/504-plan/what-is-a-504-plan
What is a 504 program?

https://www.asdk12.org/Page/5381
Gifted & Talented

https://education.alaska.gov/sped
Dept. of Early Childhood Education, DEED AK SpEd
Transitional Resources: Department of Vacation Rehabilitation, Tribal Rehabilitation, DVR/TVR

https://bbna.com
Bristol Bay Native Association Programs for the Community

https://www.bbahc.org
Kanakanak Clinic & Hospital, Dillinham
Hospital Information: PH: 907-842-5201 or 800-478-5201
Hours of Operation: 8:00am-5:00pm Emergency Room and Inpatient Open 24/7

http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Documents/InfantLearning/reports/pdf/nutrition.pdf

https://www.bbahc.org/infant_learning
Infant Learning Program
P.O.Box 130 – DillinghamAlaska 99576
907-842-5201
800-478-5201

https://www.headstartprogram.us/program/dillingham-head-start
Pre-K Programs & Milestones
Dillingham Head Start – BBNA
1500 Kanakanak Road
Dillingham, AK – 99576
(907) 842-4059

https://www.acrf.org
Alaska Center for Family Resources

https://www.stonesoupgroup.org
Stone Soup Group

http://dhss.alaska.gov/gcdse/Pages/partners/disability-law-center.aspx
Disability Law Advocates

https://education.alaska.gov/sped
DEED Alaska Parent’s Guidance Resource

http://dhss.alaska.gov/osmap/Pages/fasd.aspx
Office of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome(s)

https://doa.alaska.gov/opa/
Office of OPA, Public Advocate

http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/default.aspx
Office of Children Services, Regional

https://www.nami.org/Local-NAMI?state=AK
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Alaska, NAMI

https://sesa.org/
Special Education Service Agency, SESA