Special Education

The Yolo County Office of Education's (YCOE) Special Education Department provides special education services to students with disabilities, ages 0-22 throughout Yolo County. YCOE provides early intervention, diagnostic, educational, and counseling services to students with developmental delays, and/or students with vision, hearing, speech/language, orthopedic and emotional disabilities. YCOE collaborates with the five school districts within Yolo County to provide a full continuum of services to students with disabilities. Students participate in the California Common Core State Standards with appropriate accommodations and modifications. Specialized curricula are utilized to supplement as appropriate.

YCOE operates programs for students at several sites including:
  • Greengate School (serving students with multiple disabilities and autism)
  • Plainfield Elementary (serving elementary and preschool students who are deaf/hard of hearing)
  • Whitehead Elementary Horizon program (serving elementary students who have emotional disabilities)
  • Lee Middle School Horizon program (serving 7th and 8th grade students who have emotional disabilities)
  • Woodland High School (serving high school age students with emotional disabilities)
  • Davis Senior High (serving high school age students with emotional disabilities)
  • Da Vinci Charter and the Davis Joint Unified School District Office (serving young adults with developmental disabilities)

Students individual needs will be met with appropriate programs and services. Related services are provided by YCOE as specified in the student’s IEP to students in YCOE and School District programs. The services may include: 
  • Itinerant Vision Services:  YCOE provides itinerant vision services to students in their districts of residence/school placements. Itinerant vision services include direct and/or consultation by a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI); Orientation and Mobility Specialist; Braillists; and/or VI Para-educator support as specified on the student’s IEP.
  • Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS):  YCOE provides educationally related mental health counseling to students in programs operated by Yolo County Office of Education who are found eligible through an assessment process. Services include individual, group counseling and consultation support as identified in a student’s IEP. 
  • Adapted Physical Education:  YCOE provides assessment/services/consultations to students within the five school districts within Yolo County and to YCOE students who require adaptations to their physical education program as specified in a student’s IEP.
  • Assistive Technology/Orthopedic Impairments:  YCOE provides assessment and consultation to students and school districts in the area of Assistive Technology in order for the student to access curriculum.
  • Speech and Language Therapy:  YCOE provides speech and language assessment and services to students in YCOE operated programs as a direct service and/or as a consultation to instructional staff. YCOE Speech and Language services include services provided by Speech, Language and Hearing Therapist and Speech, Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA.)
  • Nursing Services:  YCOE provides school nursing services through a YCOE School Nurse who oversees Individualized School Health Plans; provides training to school staff; coordinates medical care with parents/physicians and other health related duties. YCOE employs and or contracts with Nursing Agencies in order to provide individualized nursing care as specified in IEPs for students with significant health needs. 
  • Psychological Services:  YCOE provides psychological assessment and services as part of the Special Education Team in order to provide psycho-educational assessments, counseling, and other support to students and instructional staff. YCOE Psychologists provide services and support to students in YCOE operated programs and district programs.
  • Behavior Analyst and Behavioral Specialist:  YCOE provides Behavioral assessments and support to students in YCOE operated program in order to address students with behavioral challenges and students with behavioral intervention and support plans.
  • Occupational Therapy:  YCOE provides occupational services in YCOE operated programs as a direct service and/or as a consultation to instructional staff in order to address student’s fine motor and/or sensory needs. 
  • Resource Specialist (RSP):  YCOE provides special education assessment and services to students in YCOE's Alternative Education programs, (Dan Jacobs located within Juvenile Hall,Cesar Chavez Community Schools and Yolo County Career Academy).

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Sharon Holstege

Jonelle Castiglia

Jessica Bohatch-Easton
Program Specialist III / Administrator

Anissa Still
Administrative Secretary

Tyler Wheeler
Administrative Secretary

Rosalva Wisterman
Administrative Secretary