Special Education: Significant Support Needs (SSN) Center-Based Program

Special Education Services
 Students identified with intellectual disabilities and/or multiple disabilities (A child with two or more areas of significant impairment, one of which shall be an intellectual disability) often require programming in SSN center-based programs.  SSN programs provide specialized instruction aligned with Colorado's Extended Evidence Outcomes, and focus on the development of functional academic skills, communication, social skills, adaptive skills and life skills.  SSN programming is designed to increase students' independence throughout their education.  Students in center-based programs access general education classrooms based on their individual needs.  The programming is flexible and individualized, and not entirely self-contained.  Downloadable flyer (coming soon).


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Barb Voelker

Hello! I am the full-time Learning Specialist and Special Education Team Lead at Coyote Creek.I have been working in DCSD for over 20 years and have been at CCE since 1999.Prior to working in Douglas County, I worked for the Fargo, ND Public School District.


My position at Coyote Creek involves evaluating, determining eligibility and delivering academic services to students who qualify for special education as having a specific learning disability. If you have questions or concerns about the Special Education process, feel free to contact me. You may contact me at barbara.voelker@dcsdk12.org.

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Chiara Bialkowski

Hello!  My name is Chiara Bialkowski and I am an Education Specialist in the area of Special Education at Coyote Creek Elementary School.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California Davis, and my teaching credential and master’s in Special Education from National University, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Pathways to Success award for outstanding academic achievement.  I have been working with students for nine years, in public, private and charter programs.  I am passionate about providing my students with the best possible academic support while making their time at Coyote Creek educational, memorable and enriching.  I am always happy to speak with parents regarding their students, or to answer any questions I may be able to assist with in the special education arena.  Please feel free to reach out to me at cbialkowski@dcsdk12.org.