Sheryl Ross : Special Education Director
Sheryl Ross
Special Education Director
Sheryl Ross : Special Education Director
Special Education Director
Sheryl Ross
Phone:
Email: sross@dlgsd.org

Dillingham Special Education

The office of the Special Education Department is responsible for provision of services to children age 3-21 who possess disabilities. Specialized services are provided through the employment of over 6 special education teachers and itinerant specialists in more than 10 special education programs.

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 sross@dlgsd.org or contact our Special Education Department at 907-842-6723.

Helpful Resources

Typical Peers ProgramINDEPENDENT LIVING
357-2588
Advocacy, Inep. Living skills, training, PCAHOPE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
357-3750
Day habilitation, family habitation, group homes, supported living, In-home support
j.lowe@hopealaska.orgLOCAL HOPE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
842-2117
Crisis Intervention, DSDF, short term relief, Advocacy, DMHDD Eligibility, Eligibility Services
Gena Coleman gcoleman@hopealaska.org
352-1236
Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, DMHDD Eligibility, Wait List Assistance

VOCATIONAL AND COUNSELING SERVICES
745-5066
Career Counseling, Job Placement, Voc. Assessment, Family Counseling, Work Adjustment

ALASKA STATE DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
352-2545
Career Evaluation, Career Counseling, Job Placement, On-the-job Training

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
907-271-4455 or 1-866-772-3081
Social Security, SSI and Retirement Survivors and Disability Insurance

TRIBAL VOCATIONAL REHAB
842-5257
BBNA Serena Brockman

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TRIBAL COUNCIL
793-3600 or 1-877-985-5900
Career Evaluation and Counseling, Job Placement, On-the-job Training, Work Adjustment, Services for Native Clients

READY CARE, A DIVISION OF JOB
Ready, Inc.
357-5627
Supported Employment, OJT, Job Development, DMHDD Applications, Job Coaching

RECREATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Alpine Alternatives
907-561-6655 or 1-800-361-4174
Winter and Summer Activities
Special Olympics
907-222-7625 or 1-888-499-7625 ext. 8
School Program, Training w/Teacher, Sports Partners with Schools, Sports Opportunities in the School Setting

MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE
Alaska Native Medical Center
907-563-2662
Health Services for Native Students and Natives Kid Care
1-888-318-8890
Medical Services

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Disability Law Center
907-565-1002 or 1-800-478-1234
Legal Services, Advocacy Services, Grievances, SSI Appeals

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
376-3903
Financial Assistance, Medicaid, Tefra Option, Aid to the Disabled, Disability Insurance