Disabilities and Special Needs

PSD Disabilities Program serves children with Special Needs that are 0-5 years of age.
If a parent/caretaker thinks their child may have a disability PSD will:
  • Provide screenings based on a potential disability
  • Provide parent with information on how to request formal evaluations from the Inland Regional Center for children ages 0-3 and the local school districts for ages 3-5
  • Help support the parent by explaining their rights under the law
  • Based on the school districts identification of their child's needs PSD will provide appropriate services in the Head Start program
A child enrolled in Head Start with a special needs will:
  • Be taught to be more self-reliant
  • Develop positive, healthy self-concepts
  • Learn to master new skills
  • Increase social skills
  • Plan and learn in the classroom with children without special needs
For ages 3-5, referrals will be made to the following agencies.

Desert Mountain SELPA

East Valley SELPA