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Yolo County Office of Education

Yolo County Office of 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 the following programs for students at several sites:
  • Greengate School (serving students with multiple disabilities and autism)
  • Adult Living Skills (serving young adults with developmental disabilities)
    • Program located at Sol West in Davis
  • Autism Programs (serving from Grades K-12 who have Autism)
    • Programs located at Greengate School
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (serving infants and students from Pre-K to Grade 6 who are deaf and hard of hearing)
    • Programs located at Plainfield Elementary and Greengate School
  • Horizon Program (serving students from Grades K-12 who have significant emotional needs)
    • Whitehead Elementary program serves Grades K-6
    • Lee Middle School program serves Grades 7-8
    • Woodland High, Davis Senior High, and Yolo Education Center programs serve Grades 9-12
  • Infant Program (serving children 0-3 with developmental disabilities)
    • Programs located at Greengate School
  • Multiple Disabilities Program (serving students from Pre-K to adult with multiple disabilities)
    • Programs located at Greengate School, Riverbank School, and Yolo Education Center
Referrals to YCOE programs occur after program options and resources have been attempted in their home school or school district.


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: 
  • Adapted Physical Education:  YCOE provides assessment, services, and 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 the curriculum.
  • Behavior Analyst and Behavioral Technicians:  YCOE provides Behavioral assessments and support to students in YCOE-operated programs in order to address students with behavioral challenges and students with behavioral intervention and behavior intervention plans.
  • Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS):  YCOE provides educationally related mental health counseling to students in programs operated by the 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. 
  • 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 (LVN) as specified in IEPs for students with significant health needs. 
  • 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 students’ fine motor and/or sensory 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.
  • Resource Specialist (RSP):  YCOE provides special education assessment and services to students in Alternative Education programs (Dan Jacobs and Cesar Chavez Community School).
  • 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 Therapists and Speech, Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA.)
  • 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.


California Department of Education, Special Education Division, Special Education Local Plan Area
Special Education Director   
Administrative Secretary 
Itinerant  Principal
Principal, Special Education  530.668.3854