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Special Services Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


Special Education Services


In conjunction with The School District of University City, the Special School District (SSD) of St. Louis County (SSD) provides special education staff, services, and programs for Clayton students with disabilities. A student qualifies for special education when it is determined, through evaluation, that there is an educational disability which “adversely affects educational performance” and requires special education services.


Special education and related services are support services for children identified as having a disability. In order for a child to receive special education and related services, your child must be found to have a disability and need specialized instruction. Once a child is found to have a disability and a need for specialized instruction, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed and special education and related services can begin.


For more information on special education services and programming in The School District of University City, please contact:


Artondria Bentley, Ed. D.

Director of Special Education

(314) 290-4038


Stephani Hudson

Area Coordinator serving  University City High School and Brittany Woods Middle School

(314) 989-8289



Instructional Coach

(314) 290-4057

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