Services

KEYS TO SUCCESS

An array of educational support services is available to each student. If a student needs a particular service, the related service provider will be involved in developing the student’s IFSP or IEP.

Support services available at KDES include:

  • Academic planning/IEP
  • ASL skills development
  • Audiological services, including support for students with cochlear implants
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Psychoeducational services
  • Social work and counseling
  • Speech and language services

ASL PROGRAMS / NEW SIGNERS

All classes, programs, and services are conducted in ASL. Students come from a wide range of communication backgrounds. The Emerging Signers Program (ESP) provides support for students with little or no ASL fluency at the time of enrollment. 

AUDIOLOGY, SPEECH & LANGUAGE

Students can receive no-cost services including, but not limited to, hearing and technology assessments, hearing aid evaluations, and cochlear implant services (except for mapping). 

COUNSELING, SOCIAL WORK, AND PSYCHOLOGY

Counseling, social work and psychology services are part of the Student Services program at KDES. 

LIBRARY

The Library’s hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Tuesday – closed at 3 p.m.), on scheduled school days and during the summer months.

IEP SERVICES

IEP case managers work with students, parents or legal guardians, the IEP coordinator, and other school personnel to develop an educational plan tailored to each student’s needs and postsecondary goals.

MULTICULTURAL AND TRANSLITERATION SERVICES

MTS provides interpreting, translating and cultural mediation services to students enrolled at KDES & MSSD, their families, and the teachers and staff working with them.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) services are provided to support students’ development in fine and gross motor skills, life skills, and sensory integration that directly impact their level of achievement in the school environment. 

STUDENT HEALTH

The goal of the Student Health Service (SHS) department is to provide medical care to our students. 

TRANSPORTATION

Bus service is provided at no cost for students within a 15-mile radius of the U.S. Capitol Building. Students residing outside of the service area may receive bus service from established pick-up and drop-off points.

GENERAL SUPPORT STAFF

STEPHANIE MARSHALL

Manager, Student Services

GENIE CHISHOLM

Coordinator of Support Services

MARLENE MATTHEWS

Coordinator of Operations

RACHEL BALOGH

Administrative Support Coordinator

DAVID SANDERS

Custodian

VERN MCKENNY

Custodian