What are Related Services?

Related services are defined as developmental, corrective and other support services required to assist a student with a disability to benefit from instruction. Based upon a student's Individualized Educational Program (IEP), related support services may be provided.

A student's related services may change from pre-school to school-age, as children's needs change as they get older. Related services may be the only special education service given to a child, or they may be provided along with other special education services such as special class services. Related services are intended to assist the student to: meet the objectives of his or her instructional program; be involved in the general education curriculum; experience success in his or her classroom setting; and be educated with nondisabled peers.