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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 |  Annual Performance Report |  District Profiles |  Federal Data Collection Forms |  State Special Education Data Collection Summaries |  Early Childhood Education

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


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What's New

Public Comment Period:
Annual State Application for Fiscal Year 2018

March Special Education Update

Contact Us
(360) 725-6075
(360) 586-0247 Fax
(360) 664-3631 TTY

   Updated 3/9/2018

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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