Special Education Department Special Education Department Lakes Community High School provides services for students in accordance with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and state regulations. Lakes provides a continuum of special education services for students based on individual needs and team recommendations. These services may include, but are not limited to, specially designed instruction for academics and functional skills, speech/language, counseling, and other related services. Students who already are receiving special education services are assigned a case manager. The case manager is always happy to address parent questions or direct you to the appropriate person to help you. For parents wanting to learn more about the special education process, feel free to email the Department Chair for Special Education.