Special Education

201 S. Madison, Aurora, MO 65605

417-678-7742 (Phone) / 417-717-0518 (Fax)

The mission of the Aurora School District is to ensure 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.

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.

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.