Toppenish School District Special Services Department

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    Special Education

    Children with physical, emotional, academic, and/or intellectual disabilities may be eligible for special services through the district’s Special Education program. Assessments are done at the school level.  Parents/guardians are involved in the assessment process and in determining placement into the program. For more information, please contact an administrator at your child’s school or the Special Services Office at 509-865-8284.

    Services for children Birth - 2 years old can be obtained through Children’s Village:

    Children’s Village
    3801 Kern Road
    Yakima, WA 98902
    (509) 574-3200
    Toll Free (800) 745-1077
    Fax Number: (509) 574-3210

    Child Find


    The Toppenish School District conducts specific activities for the purposes of locating, evaluating and identifying students ages birth to twenty-one (21) with suspected disabilities and who reside within the district’s boundaries.

    Free Developmental Screenings are available for children ages birth through five.

    Children are screened in the areas of motor, concepts, speech and language by professionals. A hearing and vision screening may also be done. Developmental screening can identify children who are in need of further evaluation and/or participation in early intervention or early childhood services that address their areas of need.

    For children ages birth through two years of age, please call Children’s Village at 509-574-3200.

    For children ages 3-5 years, please call Special Services at 509-865-8284.

    Special Education Referral: English | Spanish

    Procedural Safeguards

    Procedural Safeguards

    English  |  Spanish

    Inclusionary Practices

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    To improve educational success for our students with disabilities, we have made it a district wide initiative to provide inclusive education for all students to the greatest extent possible. Research supports the benefits of educating students with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers. We have implemented specific steps, practices, & resource materials to make inclusive education a reality in Toppenish!

    Toppenish School District was selected as an University of Washington Haring Center Inclusionary Practices Project Demonstration Site in Spring 2020.  In collaboration with the UW, Toppenish School District continues to highlight the following inclusionary practices:

    • Inclusive Mission and Vision
    • Differentiated Curriculum Planning and Instruction
    • Collaboration

    To learn more about the UW IPP Demonstration Sites and Toppenish School District, please visit

    UW Haring center

    Our district’s initial webinars, featuring Toppenish Middle School, can be viewed at the following links: Initial Webinar | Collaboration Deep Dive


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