Welcome to Monrovia Unified School District's Special Education Department! Please review upcoming Parent Engagement Meetings and various resources for our parents and community. If there are specific questions that you may have that are not addressed by these web pages, please do not hesitate to contact the Special Education Staff.
What is Special Education?
Our staff is committed to locating, identifying, evaluating and serving all students with special needs from ages 3 through age 22 in need of special education and related services.
Special education services are provided to students eligible under state/federal guidelines at no cost to families. The core purpose of special education is to provide specially designed instruction in order for students with a disability to access their education in the least restrictive environment.
Eligibility Criteria for Special Education Services
Intellectual Disability (ID)
Hard of Hearing (HH)
Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)
Visual Impairment (VI)
Emotional Disturbance (ED)
Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
Other Health Impairment (OHI)
Established Medical Disability (EMD)
Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
Multiple Disability (MD)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Referral - Assessment - Meeting to Review Results - Eligibility Criteria - Areas of Need - Goals - Special Factors - Services
After an initial assessment is completed, an Individual Education Program (IEP) Meeting, consisting of the parents, family, school staff and special education assessors will review the results of these assessments. At that time, the IEP team will determine if the student is eligible for special education services. Areas of need are discussed and a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) offer will be made for the student.