Special Education

Gilroy Unified School District has a commitment to providing Special Education services in the Least Restrictive Environment for all special needs children. Students receive services that provide maximum interaction with their non-disabled peers. GUSD has implemented an Inclusive Education program which provides a quality education for all students with mild to severe disabilities in their home schools whenever possible, with maximum inclusion general education classes.


  • School Psychologists
  • School Nurse
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Behavioral Consultation Serve students age 3 to age 22
  • Transition Partnership Program
  • Home / Hospital Instruction
  • TUPE Programs
  • 504 Accommodation Plans  
  • District Community Advisory Committee (EKG)  
  • Special Education Interdistrict Transfers  
  • Special Education Transportation   
  • Requests for Special Education files 
  • Post Secondary Special Education  
  • Student Attendance/Welfare  
  • Visual Hearing Impairments


6/7/8th Grade SDC-NS

Ms. Christine Ferri

Mr. Brandon Pickens

6/7/8th Grade - Therapeutic Program

Mr. Julian Santiago

SPED Resource Department

Ms. Danielle Buzbee - 6th Grade

Mr. Raymund Miranda - 7th Grade

Mr. Chris Hudnut - 8th Grade