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Special Education Services & Related Services

AASD special education staff are a district-wide team of professional educators and support personnel who are dedicated to the success of all students in the Appleton Area School District. They provide a wide range of instructional and support services, including special education and related services for students with disabilities.

Special education classes and/or Related Services are available to students who have a special education need as defined by Chapter 115, Wisconsin Statutes or the Individuals with Disabilities Act. The district assures delivery of a least restrictive, free appropriate public education to all students who meet the established criteria.

Special Education Services

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Speech/Language Impaired
  • Emotional Behavioral Disabilities
  • Physical/Multiple Handicapped
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Early Childhood - Special Education
  • Autism
  • Special Physical Education
  • Vision Impaired
  • Special Education Impairments

Related Services

  • Psychological Services
  • School Social Work Services
  • Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Audiology Services
  • Interpreter Services
  • Health Services


The district, when determining placement options, will first consider the regular classroom located at the student's neighborhood school. Other placements will be considered when it is determined that the student's needs cannot be reasonably met within that environment.

Provision of Services

All special education classes and/or support services are only available through the recommendation(s) of the district's Individual Education Plan (IEP) team. Participation of regular education teachers in the IEP team process is required because of their knowledge of the general curriculum and classroom accommodations that facilitate student success.