Educational help is available to children from birth to age 21 who have disabilities that affect their learning. These disabilities include speech/language, hearing, visual, orthopedic or other impairments; emotional disturbance, traumatic brain injury, mental retardation/developmentally delayed or specific learning disabilities.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act offers special education services for these individuals. For information, contact the Special Education Department in a local district.

Astoria - Diane Higgins, 325-0476

Warrenton - Leila Collier, 861-2281

Seaside - Dan Gaffney, 738-5591

Jewell - Judy Wickliffe, 755-2441

Knappa - Paula Mills, 458-6166

In addition, people interested in acting as a surrogate parent in educational planning for special education students whose parents are not available, contact a school district's special education director.

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