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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

TK - 12 Program Options


Hemet Unified School District has a variety of program options that meet the unique needs of our TK-12 students and fulfill the legal requirements of providing instruction in the least restrictive environment.

Full Continuum of Program Options:

  • General education class
  • General education class with supplemental aides and services
  • General education class with related services
  • General education class with consultation and/or collaboration with special education staff
  • General education class with Specialized Academic Instruction in class
  • General education class with Specialized Academic Instruction in a separate class
  • Separate classroom with Specialized Academic Instruction for majority of the day 
  • Separate classroom with Specialized Academic Instruction for majority of the day utilizing alternate curriculum standards
  • State special school
  • Non-public school
  • Alternative education
  • Home/Hospital
  • Instruction in a non-classroom setting
LifeWorks ATP
LifeWorks (formerly SAILS)  is a transition program for special education students ages 18-22.   LifeWorks strives to equip every adult student with skills towards independence. LifeWorks supports adult students in the transition from high school to adult life through classroom and community-based experiences that build on the student's interests and abilities. 

Program activities take place in the community, at worksites, and in other locations with the goal of helping students acquire the skills to secure and maintain employment after they leave school. The daily living, academic, and domestic skills that are an integral part of working and the adult world are also emphasized.

Transition students learn to ride public transportation, budget earnings, behave appropriately in public, follow directions, and more. As they progress, students fine-tune their work abilities, determine job preferences, and learn to work with growing independence.


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