Interagency Agreements between OSPI and other state agencies
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
Public schools are required to provide a free appropriate public education
(FAPE) to eligible special education students, age 3–21. If a student’s special
education needs cannot be met by their resident district, the district may
contract with an approved Non-Public Agency (NPA). The NPA would provide special
education and related services as determined through the Individual Education
Program (IEP) process.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is the federal law that guarantees a free appropriate public education to students who are eligible for special education. Under IDEA students and parents also have protections in processes involving the identification, evaluation, placement, and the provision of a free appropriate public education. The Notice of Procedural Safeguards provides information to parents about importation protections and rights that are provided under IDEA.
Help to districts and others who are new to special education or would like technical assistance in special education issues.
Useful publications from other organizations.