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Guidance for Families: Special Education in Washington State

Contact Information

Special Education

360-725-6075
TTY:
360-664-3631

The OSPIs Special Education team aspires to ensure students with disabilities receive a free 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.

Overview

For an overview of special education and to 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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Invitation to Serve: 2021–22 Special Education State Design Team

OSPI Special Education is seeking partners to engage in important work on behalf of students with disabilities in the state of Washington. The OSPI Special Education State Design Team will include a diverse group of individuals to partner with OSPI around multiple focus areas.

For more information or to share your interest with OSPI, please complete this short survey. You may also email the WISM team with questions or for more information.

Note: These are the translated surveys: Arabic | Chinese | Hindi | KhmerKorean | Marshallese | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese