Special Services

Dedra Raines
Director of Special Services

Seaman Public Schools is seeking to identify every student from birth through age 21 living within our boundaries who has developmental delays or may be in need of special education. If you have a child or know of a child who you think has developmental delays or special needs, contact: Dedra Raines, Director of Special Education, at 785-575-8670.

Areas of special education include:

• birth through two (infant-toddler)
• early childhood-disability
• developmentally delayed
• visual impairments including blindness
• hearing impairments including deafness
• autism
• traumatic brain injury
• emotional disturbance
• specific learning disabilities
• intellectual disability
• multiple disabilities
• orthopedic impairments
• other health impairments
• speech or language impairments
• gifted

Parents are advised that special education services are designed to offer appropriate educational opportunities for each qualifying student, as well as to provide assistance and support in areas of physical, mental, emotional, and social growth. State and federal laws are followed by providing each student with a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.