Meet Mrs. Hayley Gilreath, Director of Exceptional Student Services

Hayley Gilreath

Meet Mrs. Hayley Gilreath,  Director of Exceptional Student Services 

My name is Mrs. Hayley Gilreath, and I have a true  passion for educating students and working with the families in our Yellow Jacket community. This is my 26th  year in education, all having taken place in the Calhoun City Schools. 

Roles/Responsibilities as  Director of Exceptional Student Services:
My role is to support and guide all families that have exceptional students within Calhoun City Schools. I help with every level of  Exceptional Student services from identification/ evaluation  to placement and delivery of services to the transition from school  into employment or post-secondary education. I  ensure  that our exceptional students have their needs met through the state and federal guidelines regarding special education.  

 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS:

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
https://www.autismspeaks.org/

CHADD

A national resource for children with ADHD.
http://www.chadd.org/

Georgia Department of Education - Special Education Services and Supports

The Division for Special Education Services and Supports includes programs and services that support local school districts in their efforts to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities.  This website contains many helpful tools and resources. 
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/default.aspx

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal - to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment.
https://gvs.georgia.gov/

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/?src=pr

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a program designed for independent advancement for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
http://www.lmcs.org/kaleidoscope.cms

Parent 2 Parent of Georgia

Parent to Parent of Georgia offers a variety of services to Georgia families impacted by disabilities or special healthcare needs.
http://p2pga.org/