Manhattan Beach Unified School District provides special education services to approximately 750 students whose disabilities range from mild to severe needs. Special Education services can begin as early as age 3, or preschool, for students with both non intensive needs (i.e., speech issues) to intensive needs. Services can extend through the age of 22.
The District provides support services in the following areas: speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, applied behavior analysis, adapted PE and counseling services. Students receiving any of these services may be in SDC, RSP or in general education.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education operates classrooms at Manhattan Beach Middle School and Mira Costa High School. The county programs provide services to students designated as low incidence ( i.e., deaf and hard of hearing, visually impaired and orthopedically impaired) and other severely involved students as well as infants.
The District is a member of the Southwest SELPA.
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District has distributed a Special Education Handbook to all special education staff and administrators. Parents are welcome to view this handbook by accessing it through the link below under Documents. – less–ZoomInfo