Holly Minear, Executive Director
It is the goal of the Ventura county Office of Education (VCOE) Special Education Department to provide a quality, meaningful and relevant educational program for the students we serve. Through our work, we seek to make a positive impact on the lives of our students both now and in the future.
The VCOE Special Education Department provides vital services in Ventura County by serving students from all of the 19 local school districts within the county and the SELPA, including the Las Virgenes Unified School District in Los Angeles County for a total of 20 school districts; currently the Department operates 86 classes on 22 different school sites throughout Ventura County. These services include:
- Self-contained classes with specialized academic instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities ages 3 through 22.
- Self-contained classes with specialized academic instruction for students with severe social-emotional and behavioral needs, kindergarten through high school.
- Highly specialized program for students on the autism spectrum, elementary through high school.
Support services including:
- Behavioral Specialists
- Mental Health Clinicians and Specialists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Spanish Interpreter
- Speech Therapists
- Vision and Hearing Specialists
Transportation is also provided to more than 900 students, approximately 150 of whom are in wheelchairs.