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Guidance for Families: Special Education in Washington State

The OSPI Office of Special Education aspires to ensure students with disabilities receive Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). About 14 percent of students overall receive special education services in the state of Washington.

These pages are dedicated to providing students and families with information about special education, to ensuring that students and families know about their rights, and answering questions they may have about how the process works.

To get an overview of special education and learn more about how the different components of special education fit together to provide your student with an education, start here:

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   Updated 10/20/2016

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