Through the administration of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit
Support- Students ages 6-21 diagnosed as autistic-like; highly structured
program to help develop behavioral, social, and communications skills.
Skills/ Dual Diagnosis- Students with emotional disturbances such as
inappropriate behavior and inability to develop adequate interpersonal
relationships in addition to moderate mental retardation.
Skills Support- Students with moderate mental retardation; classes emphasize
independent living skills.
Multiple Disabilities Support- Students with a combination of characteristics that may include moderate to severe mental retardation, physical, motor, sensory, or communication needs; classes emphasize daily living skills.
Drawing, sculpting, ceramics, painting, and adaptive projects to encourage
expression, communication, leisure activities, and an appreciation for art.
Based Instruction- A school to work initiative that prepares students for
adult living through community service. The expected outcome is that students
will be able to transfer functional living skills taught in the classrooms to
the community service setting. The ultimate goal is that students will be
employed in the community after graduation.
Incorporates vocal and instrumental music into activities that are fun, while
supporting classroom goals such as speech, communication, numbers and
counting, and reading.
Education- Adaptive physical education programs for most exceptionalities to
build strength, endurance, and an interest in physical activity as a positive
Service Training- Each student worker’s program is designed to combine direct
instruction in the areas of Functional Academics with specific job and
employment skills. Such job-related areas may include: Serving school
lunches, preparing sandwiches for fund-raising events, purchasing groceries,
stocking snack machines, washing dishes, cleaning work surfaces, operating
commercial dishwasher, cleaning cafeteria (mopping, putting away supplies, etc.)
Custodial/Grounds keeping Training- Each student worker’s program is designed to combine direct instruction in the areas of Functional Academics with specific job and employment skills. Such areas may include: cleaning, delivery of supplies, refuge collection, hand trimming, and operation of lawn equipment, raking leaves, clearing snow.
Occupational Therapy- Helps students with physical/motor
disabilities learn to perform daily living tasks, such as eating, dressing,
and performing vocational tasks; includes adaptations to the environment, to
tools and utensils, and braces and splints that facilitate task completion.
Therapy- Helps students with physical/motor disabilities to maximize
strength, range of motion, and mobility.
Speech Therapy- Provides support services for students with articulation, language, voice, and fluency problems, and those who may need augmentative communications systems.
Hearing Itinerants- Provide diagnostics and instruction to
develop expressive and receptive language and auditory, visual and academic
skills for students with hearing loss in all
Psychological evaluations may be requested by parents, physicians and school
staff. The purposes are to ascertain the intellectual, academic, social and
emotional needs of our students. After students are evaluated, a
Comprehensive Evaluation Report is written and the results are shared with
the parent(s) in a Multidisciplinary Team meeting. If Special Education
services are recommended, an Individual Education Plan is developed by the
team for that student.
and Language- - Provides support services for students with articulation,
language, voice, and fluency problems, and those who may need augmentative
Itinerants- Provide diagnostics and instruction to develop the use of
residual vision, magnification equipment, coping adaptations, auditory, and
academic skills for students with visual acuity problems in all
Work Experience Program- Coordinates services of the Work Experience programs to disabled students in Special Education program throughout the LIU.
Diagnostic Clinic- Developmental screening and diagnostic/evaluation services
for children 3-5 years old.
Evaluation-Psychiatric evaluations may be requested by parents, physicians,
and school staff. The purpose is to ascertain social and emotional needs of
our students. After students are evaluated, a Psychiatric Report is written
by the psychiatrist. Recommendations could include: change in educational
placement, counseling services, medication, wrap-around services, or
educational strategies to assist the school team in meeting the social and
emotional needs of the student.
Psychological Evaluation- Psychological evaluations may be requested by parents, physicians and school staff. The purposes are to ascertain the intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs of our students. After students are evaluated, a Comprehensive Evaluation Report is written and the results are shared with the parent(s) in a Multidisciplinary Team meeting. If Special Education services are recommended, an Individual Education Plan is developed by the team for that student.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation- The goal of OVR is to
help persons with physical, mental, and emotional impairments prepare for,
start, and maintain employment. Services include: diagnostic services;
vocational evaluations; vocational counseling; training; restoration
services- medical services such as physical or occupational therapy, and
equipment such as wheelchairs or hand controls for vehicles; placement
services; assistive technology; support services such as home, vehicle, or
jobsite modifications, personal care assistance; independent living training;
occupational tools, licenses, or equipment; room, board, and transportation
expenses; services for communication such as text telephone, signaling
devices, hearing aids, and interpreters.
Health/Mental Retardation- MH/MR Base Service Unit supports a comprehensive
array of services and supports for people with mental retardation including:
community, residential and day support services; contracted private
residential intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation
services or services in state centers.