The San Mateo County Office of Education's Special Education Services programs are committed to meeting the individual needs of the students in our programs, maximizing their learning opportunities, and helping them reach their potential. We provide quality services unavailable through local school districts. We are leaders in innovation and evidence-based practices.

Programs and Services

Special Education Programs

SMCOE provides Special Education programs for students ages 0-22 whose needs cannot be met solely within their local school district. San Mateo County Special Education programs serve students through its Early Start Program for Infants and ToddlersEarly Childhood Education program, Special Education Services (K-12) program, and Related Services.

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program offers Special Day Class (SDC) teachers and their students the opportunity to participate in three different sports during the school year.

Transportation

SMCOE provides specialized transportation services for special needs students who attend County educational programs, including wheelchair and ambulatory buses to meet student needs.

WorkAbility

The San Mateo Adult Resource and Transition (SMART) program supports K-12 students aged 18-22 in transitioning to independent adult life. SMCOE's WorkAbility program provides valuable vocational training to K-12 students currently enrolled in high school and transition classes.

Resources

What is Special Education?

Assess Your Child

Information on Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Anjanette Pelletier

Associate Superintendent, SELPA

Email: apelletier@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5473

Sarah Notch

Administrator, Special Education and Instruction

Email: snotch@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5629