Choosing a school for children with special needs can be difficult and heartbreaking. There are, however, many options available that may suit your needs and the child's needs perfectly well. You may have to try several options to find the best private school in Sacramento for your child's special needs.
While most parents of children with special needs don't look at their local school very often, there are a host of programs available for children with special needs in your local public school.
Some of the options include a 504 plan for children with medical needs, special education services including those in the regular classroom, and often the ability to change teachers if one isn't working out for you.
There are some downsides though, such as larger classes and less special care unless your child has a learning disability.
Many charter schools only take children with special needs. Charter schools are public, which means they are generally free. They provide many of the same services as a local school for children with special needs.
The nice thing about charter schools is that they have smaller classes so your child will receive more personalized attention. Charter schools also generally have a mission statement of some sort that is clear and focused.
The private school gives you the most control over your child with a special needs environment. This is, however, the most expensive option on the list, but there are a lot of benefits to a private school.
Class sizes are most often smaller than the local school, which means more personalized attention for your child. They also generally turn out better than average results in academic wise.
The downside is they are not required to take children with special needs, so you may be hunting down a school for a while. They also aren't required to provide services for children with special needs either. Plus they often have a limited number of openings.