Supplementary Aids & Services

Supplementary Aids and Services are the “...aids, services, and other supports that are provided in general education classes, other education-related settings, and in extracurricular and nonacademic settings, to enable children with disabilities to be educated with nondisabled children…”

To Foster Increased Participation

There are an infinite number of possible supplementary aids and services that must be considered and implemented by Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams. School districts must make a concerted and good faith effort to use supplementary aids and services to address behavioral issues in the general classrooms. 

By using positive behavioral interventions, strategies, and supports, children with disabilities participate more in general education or less restrictive environments or other less restrictive environments.

Supplementary aids and services should be

  • available to all students who need them;
  • designed to provide meaningful educational benefit; and
  • provided in a manner that avoids stigmatizing students (Gaskin Settlement Agreement, 2005).