Special Education Department Overview
Diman provides a range of services to all students with disabilities as per their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). For those students requiring more academic supports due to their learning differences, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School offers both substantially separate and inclusive co-taught academic settings. The substantially separate classes are taught by special education teachers utilizing small group instruction, while the co-taught classrooms are comprised of both a content area and special education teacher working together to provide instruction and supports within the co-taught setting. In order to provide students with disabilities the least restrictive environment for delivery of instruction they may be placed in any combination of sub-separate, co-taught, or general education classroom settings.
For more information, please contact Diman’s Office of Special Education.
Director of Special Education
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
(508) 678-2891 x1320
Special Education Links
SEPAC Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Diman's parent advisory council for special education.
Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities
Good edtech apps can make a real difference to any child’s learning, and they can be particularly helpful for students with learning disabilities. Finding the right app is important: different apps are targeted at different learning needs and styles, and matching the app to the student will always be important.
Fall River Police Department Autism & Special Needs Child I.D. Program
The FRPD is offering parents and guardians the option of providing law enforcement information about your child/dependent for the purposes of safety, identification, and medical treatment.
Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks
Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.
TI-84 Graphing Calculator Cheat Sheet
The TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, the most popular calculator in the world, just got a makeover! Find out the important keystrokes you’ll need to know to use the TI-84 Plus, and learn the math functions and constants that the TI-84 Plus makes available to you. Get to know the basics of graphing on your TI-84 Plus, as well as how to use the calculator’s zoom commands and special menus.
Special Education Department Procedure Manual
Revised Feburary of 2023
Release of Records (Word)
In Microsoft Word format
Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potentialby Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, and Colin Guare Year Published: 2012 Adolescent Psychology
"I told you, I'll do it later."
"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."
"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."
"I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!"
If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needsby Peggy Lou Morgan Year Published: 2009
Every parent of a child with disabilities knows just how overwhelming and frustrating it can be. When these children enter adulthood, the difficulties can become even greater. Many parents are tempted to keep their children at home, believing that they will be safer and happier under their care. But adults with special needs deserve the same chance at a happy life as everyone else. As the mother of an adult child with disabilities, Peggy Lou Morgan has years of experience dealing with the challenges these adults face every day. She believes that the most loving thing parents can do for their children is to prepare them to leave home in a way that works best for them. In Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs, she gives parents invaluable advice on:
teaching their adult child to be a self-advocate • helping their child cope with relationships • helping their child find a good vocational program • finding an apartment and a roommate • understanding government programs that can help their children while they become more independent
Compassionate and thorough, this guide will help readers to ensure that their children leave the nest with confidence and joy.
Culturize. Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes.by Jimmy Casas Year Published: 2017 Education & Teaching
Average schools don’t inspire greatness—and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners.
In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these “soft skills” can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning. You’ll learn...
* How to reach those who seem unreachable
* What to do when students disengage or drop out of school
* How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered
* How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best
In the News
Diman's class of 2023
Congratulations to the 316 members of the Class of 2023! (6/7/23)
Top Ten Students of the Class of 2023
Diman is proud to release the names of the top-10 graduates of the class of 2023. (6/6/23)
HVACR students invited to business opening
The HVACR department would like to thank RST Thermal for inviting the program to their grand opening at 52 Ferry Street. In attendance were Mayor Paul Coogan, President Evan Trethewey, Vice President & ”This Old House’s” Richard Trethewey and multiple brand representatives. (6/2/23)
Success at Notch Mechanical Pipe Welding Competition
Our Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies program is proud of our students' performances at the Notch Mechanical Pipe Welding Competition on 5/17/23. Bradyn Domigues won first place out of 75 competitors, and six of the nine students passed both the visual test and the bend test. (5/18/23)
After a Somerset woman's father died she decided to give his room to a Ukrainian family
For one teacher at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, welcoming a Ukrainian student and his parents who fled the Russian invasion into her home felt like a no-brainer. (5/15/23)
Business Professionals of America Results
In its first year as an extracurricular activity, 15 students qualified to attend Business Professionals of America nationals in California. Six of those students were finalists in their respective competitions. (5/8/23)