Intellectual Disability means significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.
Overview of Services
Prince William County Public Schools provides a full continuum of services for students in grades K - 12 with Intellectual Disabilities. Instruction for a student with Intellectual Disabilities is designed to enable each student to work toward achieving independence in the school and community and becoming an integral member of society. Students may receive instruction in functional academics, communication, social skills, vocational skills, and other areas related to transition and Life Skills. Students have a wide range of academic skills and may participate in a combination of special education and general education classes. Elementary, middle and high school students may receive instruction in the community (Community-Based Instruction) that focuses on Life Skill Strands: Personal Management, Recreation and Leisure, School and Community, Vocational, Functional Academics, Communication, Social Competencies, and Motor Skills. Special education teachers work closely with the Transition Specialists at the high school level to develop effective transition plans and identify community-based learning opportunities based upon the student’s interests and preferences.
Programs for students with Intellectual Disabilities in grades K – 12 are located throughout PWC in selected elementary, middle, and high schools.
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Virginia Common Core Standards