USD 453 provides quality special education services working with families to provide an individualized educational program (IEP).
The district offers services for:
- Developmental, learning, and intellectual disabilities
- Emotional disturbances
- Physical, health, visual, hearing, speech, and language impairments
See the documents below for more information. If you have more questions, contact Cathy Redelberger, Director of Special Education, at (913) 684-1400.
In Kansas, Special Education provides services to gifted students. State statutes and regulations identify gifted students as individuals with exceptionalities. A potential gifted student will is eligible through a team identification process. Throughout the process, staff, admin, and parents offer input.
Each gifted student should receive individual services appropriate for their unique needs. Staff and parents develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) after identifying a student as gifted. The IEP guides instruction for the needs of the student within the gifted and general education programs.
If you believe your student displays gifted characteristics, please contact your student's teacher and building principal.