Special Education School

Children with profound special needs improve their lives in Wayfinder’s special education school, which is a state-certified non-public school. In a safe, positive learning environment, students maximize their levels of independence. Wayfinder provides the least restricted environment for our students.

Children and youth, ages 5 to 22, with moderate-to-severe disabilities and varying levels of medical, physical and behavioral challenges. Students’ diagnoses include autistic behaviors, seizure disorders, severe neurological problems, hyperactivity, chronic heart disorders, cerebral palsy or fetal alcohol syndrome. Visual impairment is not a prerequisite for enrollment.

We serve children from school districts throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. Students do not need to live in Los Angeles County to attend.

An instructional aide assists a young boy who is blind with a Brailler.

Fourteen-year-old Mario was born blind and later diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and autism. Mario attended a local public elementary school, but for middle school, his parents sought a more specialized environment. They wanted him to learn how to do practical things, such as cooking or writing Braille.