Guam Department of Education - Division of Special Education

Guam Department of Education - Division of Special Education

Phone: 1-671-300-1322
Types of Services Offered: Education & Training, Support Services, Employment Services
Category: Government Local

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state and outlying territory establish and maintain an advisory panel for advising the State special education staff regarding the education of all eligible children with disabilities. In Guam that advisory panel is the Guamm Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities or GAPSD.

Our Mission:

The mission of the advisory panel is to guide and assist the Department of Education's Division of Special Education in fulfilling its responsibility to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities.

Functions of GAPSD

To advise DOE of unmet needs in the education of students with disabilities.

To comment publicly on proposed rules and regulations by DOE regarding the education of students with disabilities.

To advise DOE in developing evaluations and reporting data to US DOE (OSEP).

To advise DOE in developing corrective action plans.

To advise DOE in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for students with disabilities.

To monitor the implementation of activities and timetables pursuant to court orders or special condition.

To advise DOE on training needs for families of students with disabilities.

Memberships for GAPSD:

GAPSD is made up of a diverse group of individuals with expertise on all aspects affecting special education and related issues.  Our membership include:

·       Parents and Grandparents
·       Persons with Disabilities
·       DOE, Division of Special Education Program Administrators
·       Representative of Higher Learning
·       Juvenile and Adult Correctional Program Administrators
·       Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities (DISID) Representative
·       Community Representatives
·       Private School Representatives
·       Teachers (Special Education and General Education Teachers)

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.

  • Education services
Oversees academic programs for visually impaired, partially slighted students in Guam public schools
  • Employment/Job Training
Offers pre-vocational programs
  • Support for Parents
Sponsors a parent information website, which offers support to families by providing loca, national, and international information related to parent training opportunities, community activities and resources for children with disabilities and/or who are gifted and talented.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
Provides orientation and mobility training for blind and partially sighted students in the Guam School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Antonette Muna Santos


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