Special Classes for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities designated as Tiered Academic and Behavioral Support (TABS) Classes
The Merced County Office of Education operates TABS classes at various locations throughout the county. The classes are designed to meet the relatively low incidence of special education needs of students ages birth to 22 years old whose disabilities are severe, including those with multiple handicapping conditions and intellectual disabilities. Placement decisions are based on such factors as the student’s age, educational needs, parental perspectives regarding the instructional setting, and whether there are medical conditions or needs for specialized equipment and services which might preclude appropriate placement on a particular school site. The primary goal is the development of independent living skills to the fullest degree possible.