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    Gilroy Unified School District has a commitment to providing Special Education services in the Least Restrictive Environment for all special needs children. Students receive services that provide maximum interaction with their non-disabled peers. GUSD has implemented an Inclusive Education program which provides a quality education for all students with mild to severe disabilities in their home schools whenever possible, with maximum inclusion general education classes.

    Special Education Department Services and Responsibilities


    • School Psychologists
    • School Nurse
    • Speech Language Pathologists
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Adaptive Physical Education
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Behavioral Consultation Serve students age 3 to age 22
    • WorkAbility Program
    • Transition Partnership Program
    • Home / Hospital Instruction
    • TUPE Programs
    • 504 Accommodation Plans  
    • District Community Advisory Committee (EKG)  
    • Special Education Interdistrict Transfers  
    • Special Education Transportation   
    • Requests for Special Education files 
    • Post Secondary Special Education  
    • Student Attendance/Welfare  
    • Visual Hearing Impairments


     click to emailBarbara Brown
    Director, Student Services
              (408) 847-2700 ext 7139 

    click to emailRobert Whalen
    Program Specialist
              (408) 848-7121

    click to emailMaria Salinas
             Secretary (408) 848-7139

    click to emailLaura Castañeda
              Records (408) 848-7130

     click to emailRoseanna DuBois
             Office Assistant
             (408) 847-2700, ext-7270

     click to emailEric Olson
              Transitions Specialist
              (408) 842-2424 ext-2230