Special Education

 Mailing Address:
201 S. Madison
Aurora, MO 65605

Phone:  417-678-7742
Fax:      417-678-0550

The mission of the Aurora School District is to ensure that all students are successful learners.

The District's K-12 Special Education Department focuses on what is best for students with special needs. The district is able to serve students in each of the following categories: Autism, Deaf/Blind, Emotionally Disturbed, Hearing Impaired/Deaf, Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedically Impaired, Other Health Impaired, Specific Learning Disabilities, Speech Impaired, Language Impaired, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired/Blind, and Young Child with a Developmental Delay.

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The special education department currently serves over 300 students in its PK-12 grade program.  A total of 22 teachers, 3 full-time speech/language pathologists, 5 part-time speech/language pathologists, 1 part-time educational diagnostician, 1 part-time school psychological examiner, and 17 paraprofessionals make up the special education staff.  We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated Special Education Staff.  We also contract with a company for occupational therapy, physical therapy services, and orientation and mobility services.   

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The Aurora Special Education Office oversees the following departments: Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education K-12,  Medicaid Billing, Section 504 Compliance, and Homebound Instruction. If you have any questions regarding these areas, please feel free to call us. We are happy to help you.
Special Ed Links

504 Compliance

Early Childhood Special Education


Special Education K-12

Special Education Staff


SPED Track

Sporting Chance

Important Documents

Procedural Safeguards - English

Procedural Safeguards - Spanish

Parent Bill of Rights - English

Parent Bill of Rights - Spanish

Parent Bill of Rights - Other Languages

IDEA Public Notice

Exchange of Information Form

FERPA Documents

Student Worker FERPA Document

Substitute/Volunteer FERPA Document

Dr. Brenda Lakin - Director of Special Education

Mrs. Ann Boles - Process Coordinator / 504 Coordinator

 Mrs. Donna Prouty, Process Coordinator 


Mrs. Jenny Parker

Mrs. Donna Freiburger