Special Services

We’re Here for You

Alabama Destinations Career Academy (ALDCA) offers robust special education services to support students and meet their needs, empowering them to thrive in school and beyond. With high-quality, personalized learning and the help of teachers and support staff, students with special needs can achieve their academic goals, find their confidence, and pave a path to success.

Identification of English Language Learners (ELL) Coordinator

Request for Parent/Guardian Interpreter Services or Disability Accommodations

Special Programs Manager

Annual Public Notice of Special Services & Programs

In accordance with federal and state regulations, ALDCA will provide an annual public notice to families informing them of ALDCA’s Child Find responsibilities which include procedures involved in the identification of educational disabilities and determination of students’ service and support needs.

Families are encouraged to review the following information that describes these regulations:

Request for Parent/Guardian Disability Accommodations

Procedural Safeguards

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all educational agencies provide legal guardians of students with disabilities notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations.  See ALDCA’s procedures here:

Homelessness and McKinney-Vento Act

Special Education Grievances or Dispute Resolution

The following resources provide information about dispute resolution procedures (including mediation), state complaint procedures, and due process complaint and due process hearing procedures under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These resources are from the Alabama State Department of Education:

Child Find

Notice to Parents and Individuals Required to Make Referrals
The Child Find requirement applies to all children ages birth through 21 who reside within a state, including children who attend public and private schools, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children and children who are wards of the state regardless of the severity of their disability. (34 CFR §300.111)

Notice of Child Find Activity: Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information.

Before any major Child Find activity, the LEA must give notice to parents of its procedures to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information used to meet special education requirements.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is federal legislation that impacts schools and other entities that receive federal funding. The act is a civil rights statute designed to eliminate discrimination against individuals in schools and the workplace because of disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) incorporates all Section 504 provisions, and its protections are guaranteed regardless of federal funding. The regulations are very broadly written and intended to cover a wide range of public entities to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Section 504 and ADA prohibit the discrimination of students on the basis of a disability.

Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” If a school receives any federal financial assistance, all programs or activities of the school are covered by Section 504. Because the district receives federal financial assistance, it must comply with the requirements of Section 504.

  • Public notice of Special Services and Programs
  • Notice to Parents & Individuals Required to Make Referrals
  • Special Education Consent to Evaluate
  • Special Education (IEP) or Service Agreements (504 Plans)
  • Special Education Grievances or Disputes
  • ispute Resolution Options