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Special Education

Lincoln County Department of Instructional Equity & Academic Support

Director of Instructional Equity & Academic Support
Jackie Risden-Smith

 305 Danville Avenue
 Stanford, KY 40484
 Phone: 606-365-2124
 Fax: 606-365-1660


Exceptional Child Consultant
Ramona Eldridge

 305 Danville Avenue
 Stanford, KY 40484
 Phone: 606-365-2124
 Fax: 606-365-1660

"The mission of the Lincoln County Schools Special Education Program is to provide a high quality education to students with disabilities to enable them to become independent and contributing members of society.”

Lincoln County Schools Special Education Program is a team of professionals who believe all students can learn.  Our staff is dedicated to serving students with special needs in their least restrictive environment.

Lincoln County Schools Special Education Program provides services for eligible children and youth with disabilities of school attendance age consistent with standards established by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act, 2004 (IDEA) and school district policies and procedures.  The district provides a variety of services for students with disabilities including collaboration, resource, and special class services as determined by an Admissions and Release Committee (ARC).

Our team consists of special education teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists and consultants.

We partner with parents, agencies, and community stakeholders to ensure students receive appropriate services to meet their academic and non-academic needs. We welcome your comments, ideas, stories, partnerships, commitment of time, and membership on committees for our students.

The following programs and services are available to eligible students with a disability from 3 to age 21 through:

Areas of Impairment

  • Developmentally Delay
  • Functional Mental Disability
  • Mild Mental Disability
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disability
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Visually Impaired
  • Orthopedically Impaired
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Speech and Language Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Regular education
  • Regular education with support services
  • Regular education with teacher consultant services
  • Regular education with resource room services
  • Part-time categorical classroom
  • Full-time categorical classroom
  • Kentucky School for the Deaf
  • Kentucky School for the Blind
  • Preschool

Ancillary Services May Include:

  • School Psychologist
  • Visually Impaired Certified Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Teacher of the Homebound/Hospitalized
  • Orientation and Mobility Services
  • Special Transportation 
Contact Us
Lincoln County Schools 305 Danville Ave.,
Stanford, KY 40484
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phone icon  Administration: (606) 365-2124
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