Educational Opportunities Available at Children's Recovery Center
The children residing in the Children's Recovery Center are eligible for special education services from 6 months to 21 years of age. There is a wide range of educational options depending on the needs of the child.
Children 6 months to 3 years old may receive services from the Early Start Program. These services are coordinated by San Andreas Regional Center and may include: assistive technology devices/services, audiology services, family training, counseling, nutrition counseling, psychological services, social work services, speech and language services, vision services, direct instruction and other services as needed.
Students ages 3-21 needs are determined by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team, which can include the special education teacher, the parents, the physician, the case manager, school nurse, school psychologist, and others who have an interest in the child's needs.
For students who are too medically fragile to go off campus to school, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, with support from the hospital, has set up a classroom on-site. A credentialed special education teacher and several classroom aides staff the class. Hospital staff provides nursing services. Students attend school from 1 to 5 hours, 5 days a week, depending on their stamina and care need. Classroom activities include sensory stimulation, art, cooking, computer use, communication and age appropriate curriculum, all adapted to meet each student's physical and cognitive abilities. For those students who are unable to be moved from their hospital room, educational services are provided bedside.
Students ages 3-21 can go out to school if they are medically stable. There is a range of education programs available. The options include classes run by the County Office of Education at special centers or regular school campuses, and children being supported attending school in local district programs. In these programs transportation, as well as 1:1 medical support, is provided for the students. In each case, the goal is to provide educational opportunities to help the students maximize their potential.