At a Glance
- Special education services for eligible students with severe disabilities from the ages of 3 to 22.
- Preschool, elementary and high school/young adult programs are available. Early intervention program providing early start services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families is also available through Walton Special Center.
- Low staff to student ratio.
- Support services including psychological, speech and language, aquatics, physical therapy and feeding therapy.
- Full kitchen and nursing staff on site.
- Community-based instruction with nearby shopping centers, grocery stores and parks.
- Field trips and other off-campus experiences.
- Comprehensive program including summer session.
For those students with severe disabilities, Walton Special Center provides a special setting to meet unique needs. Walton's special features include trained personnel, a caring, safe environment, and a program tailored for each student.
At Walton, each student begins at his/her own level. Individualized and specific teaching enables the student to learn by taking small steps that, over time, enable him/her to learn and grow.
About Roger Walton
Roger M.V. Walton spent 28 of his 40 year career in education as a Stockton Unified School District administrator. His efforts convinced the Legislature to fund a community-based program for multihandicapped minors.
Walton Development Center, now called Walton Special Center was constructed in June 1970.
Today Walton Special Center provides special education services to students age 3 to 22 with severe disabilities who live within the Stockton Unified School District.