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Office of Special Education Administration

The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) offers special education programs and services for students identified as having educational disabilities. Our department is dedicated to delivering quality, effective and efficient service to students, families, district staff and the community. Our department focuses on aligning our goals with the TUSD Mission Statement and Strategic Plan The Special Education staff welcomes the opportunity to speak with you.  If you have any questions or concerns you may reach us at: Office (209) 667-8519     Fax (209) 664-9093


Alice Solis, Director

Stacie Lish, Administrative Secretary

Yadira Valencia - Secretary 1

Diana Crofts, Program Specialist 

Tiffany Herron, Program Specialist 

Mandy Carranza, Program Specialist 

Elizabeth Ladine, Program Specialist 

Carol Fairbairn, Program Specialist

Special Education Department Statistics

The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) is part of a multi-district Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) located within Stanislaus County. The following statistics outline TUSD Special Education:


- 1,400 students served preschool thru age twenty-two. 


- 90 special education teachers or specialists district-wide.


- 200+ paraprofessionals provide support to our students.  


- Professional development and training opportunities for all staff. 


- Offer a systematic approach that cultivates experts who are able to offer a premier progressive educational program for our students.


- Offer parenting classes year round.


- We are a Regionalized Provider for surrounding districts.



Special Day Classes Offered

  • Autism
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Mild/Moderate
  • Moderate/Severe


  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Psychologists
  • Resource Specialist
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Vocational Programs
  • On-Track Transitional Program

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