Welcome to Special Education!

AFUHSD special education department's goal is to provide meaningful education for all of our special needs students and to support parents, teachers and schools in this endeavor.   Student success is our success.


  • Students are supported in the least restrictive environment.
  • Access to general education opportunities is the right of every student.
  • Students are part of the school community.
  • Participation and progress in a curriculum aligned to state standards is facilitated through instructional best practices and IEP guidelines. 
  • Students learn and grow in an inclusive environment.


If your child has a physical, mental, or emotional disability, please confer with the local school principal or the district Special Education Services Department to determine the best placement for your child. 

Special Education District Services Directory

Ron Scott, Special Education Director  623-932-7150


Shirley Cummings, Administrative Assistant  623-932-7152


Judy Hess, Special Education Clerk  623-932-7153


Welcome to Special Education!