Designated Instructional Services (DIS) or Related Services are services offered to special education eligible students to help maximize their educational benefit. Services are implemented through your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and may be provided in a variety of settings such as the classroom, a therapy room or the home. They are provided by teachers and specially trained staff as a collaborative (group) or direct (individual) service. Parents/guardians also may be trained to provide the services in the home.

DIS Services include:

  • Speech and language
  • Counseling & Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Audiological (hearing and balance)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Vision Therapy
  • Adapted physical education
  • Vocational Education and Career Development
  • Orientation and Home instruction
  • Hospital instruction
  • Social Skills Training
  • Organizational Skills Training
  • Specialized Driver Training
  • Transportation Services
  • Paraprofessional aide
  • Extended School Year (ESY)
  • Home and Hospital

Valerie Aprahamian and Advocates for Angels are extremely knowledgeable about Inland Empire and Orange County services for special needs children, and we counsel parents regarding which services will benefit your child. Our advocates can develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure your child is receiving the services he or she is entitled to, and if not, we will assist you every step of the way to change that.

We provide effective and efficient special education advocacy with the goal of improving the lives of the children we represent.

Contact Advocates for Angels so we can discuss your circumstances, explain your rights and begin to assist you and your child to receive the supports and services they require to be successful in their education and prepare them for independence after they leave high school.