Riverside Unified School District is committed to meeting the educational needs of the exceptional child. All disabled children between the ages of 3 and 21 are provided appropriate educational opportunities. In addition, the district provides services to children under the age of three whose sole disability is deafness, blindness, or certain orthopedic conditions. Excellent facilities and over 250 dedicated staff members provide for the needs of the child or student who is learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, orthopedically impaired, intellectually disabled, deaf, deaf/blind, visually impaired, autistic, and speech and language impaired. Support services include psychologists, program specialists, and administrative staff. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed at least annually for each of over 4,900 students to ensure that each child receives a free and appropriate education designed to assist him/her in reaching their unique potential in the least restrictive educational environment. Those charged with these responsibilities welcome the opportunity to provide a rich and meaningful program to exceptional children, coordinated with the efforts of parents, to the end that lives will be more productive and complete.