Special Education CCSU strives for excellence in equity, safe and respectful learning environments, and student achievement. Special education is one of many programs within CCSU that supports students with disabilities to achieve their goals. Special Education is clearly defined through both Federal and State rules and regulations. All CCSU schools comply with these rules and regulations. Special education programs across CCSU are designed to meet the needs of individual children through a team process. In order to ask specific questions about special education services, please contact the appropriate individual under the Student Support Services page. A few important facts: Special Education entitles eligible children to a free appropriate public education beginning as early as the child’s third birthday and may be provided up through 21 years of age. An individualized education program (IEP) is designed for students eligible for special education to provide a free and appropriate public education without charge to the parent or student. Students are eligible for special education services who are determined eligible under state regulations. These regulations can be found at the Vermont Department of Education Special Education Regulations page.