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High Plains Regional Education Cooperative
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Special Education Department

HPREC provides quality instructional support services to regional schools including:

  • Audiology
  • Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • School Psychology
  • Transition Counseling

HPREC Related Service Provided

Audiologist
Ernest Haecker (Contracted)

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Caryn Swagerty

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist
Vicky Wilson

Rehabilitation/Transition Counselor
Katy Marchiondo

Vocational Transition Specialist
Judy Cutchie

School Psychologists/Diagnosticians
David Anderson-Bey (Contracted)

Speech Therapists
Lesli McElrath (Contracted)
Sally Van Lanen

Click here for Related Service Provider Resources.

Professional Development and Technical Assistance

HPREC staff provides ongoing and systematic professional development and technical assistance in special education compliance, special education law, and developing effective special education practice. Click here for more information.

Child Find

HPREC provides coordination and technical assistance to member school districts in meeting federal, state, and local mandates for students with disabilities who qualify for special education and related services. Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), that requires local education agencies to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, ages birth through 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services.

Please see the brochures below for upcoming child find event. If you miss these dates, please contact your local school district.

Child Find Flyers:
Cimarron
Clayton
Des Moines
Maxwell
Mosquero
Raton
Roy
Springer

For more information on the Special Education support and services, call High Plains Regional Education Cooperative at (575) 445.7090.