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Preschool - Special Education

Hemet Unified School District has specialized programs at various school sites for preschool age children who qualify for special education services (including speech therapy). After the appropriate assessment, placement in these specialized programs is determined by the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) team.  As a parent and/or guardian, you are a valuable member of the IEP team that makes decisions regarding placement and services for your child.

Hemet Unified School District has a Preschool Assessment Team (PAT) which specializes in the assessment of preschool-aged children. After an initial consultation appointment with the parent and/or guardian and the child, an assessment plan may be developed for the child in order to determine if he/she qualifies for special educational services (including speech therapy), according to state guidelines.

Hemet Unified School District begins providing services to children at the age of three. If the child is younger than three and is receiving early intervention services through Inland Regional Center or another agency, the process of transitioning services to the school district usually begins when the child is 2 years, 9 months of age.

If you suspect that a child may have a disability, please contact the HUSD Special Education Department at (951) 765-5100 Extension: 4021