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Special Education

Special Education serves approximately 130,000 eligible students in Washington state. We are here to fulfill the requirements of the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures that all children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education.

Laws and Procedures
Overview |  Laws and Regulations |  Notice of Procedural Safeguards |  Rulemaking and Public Comment  |   NonPublic Agencies

Guidance for Families
Overview |  Making a Referral for Special Education |  Prior Written Notice |  Eligibility for Special Education |  Evaluations |  Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) |  Placement Decisions and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Requirement |  Transition |  Behavior and Discipline |  Disagreements and Complaints about Special Education |  Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)   |   Need Assistance?

Data & Reporting
Overview |  District Profiles |  Federal Data Collection Forms |  Special Education Child Count and Placement Data |  State Performance Plan (SPP) / Annual Performance Report (APR)

Dispute Resolution
Overview |  Mediation |  Citizen Complaint |  Impartial Due Process Hearings

Funding & Finance
Overview |  State and Federal Funding |  Safety Net |  Medicaid |  iGrants |  School District Allocation Tables |  Annual State Grant Application

Program Review
Overview |  Data Collection and Analysis |  Technical Assistance |  Identification and Correction of Non-Compliance |  Annual Determinations |  Significant Disproportionality |  Model State Forms |  Integrated Monitoring (WISM)

Resource Library
Topics A–Z |  Guidance for Families |  Monthly Updates |  State Forms |  State Needs Projects

 

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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