FIEP for FAPE. What’s That?

Posted Sep 17, 2014

The Dispute Resolution Unit at the Arizona De­partment of Education (ADE) will be doing some travelling this fall. Early Dispute Resolution Spe­cialists Amy Dill and Jeff Studer will be provid­ing facilitated individualized education...

Thank You for Your Service, Dog.

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Human beings have long depended on dogs to provide protection, affection, emotional sup­port, comfort, and companionship. Some dogs are even capable of performing specific functional tasks that benefit an individual with a disability. Known...

Want to Share Your Ideas About Special Education?

Posted Sep 15, 2014

This is a great opportunity for parents and family members to be involved in the process of improving special education in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are...

Raising Special Kids Awarded Federal Grant for Special Education

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Families of kids with special needs will continue to receive critical support services through the next five years. The United States Department of Education has awarded $1.9 million to Raising Special Kids, a parent-led nonprofit organization...

DDD is Seeking Nominations

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Do you know an outstanding service provider? Now is your chance to show your appreciation! DDD is seeking nominations for Direct Support Professionals & Direct Support Supervisor of the Year. To nominate your provider, complete this...

IDEA State Accountability

Posted Jun 30, 2014

States' implementation of IDEA has come under scrutiny beyond compliance with the law - like "How are students with disabilities performing as a result of their education program?" CEC's Policy Insider, June 25, 2014, reports: Outcomes of...

Travel Tips For Individuals With Disabilities

Posted May 30, 2014

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page  - Saint Augustine Although parents may want to encourage enriching and diverse experiences for their families, traveling with children will present...

Connecting Newsletter - Summer 2014

Posted May 30, 2014

Hot off the press: Connecting Summer 2014 In this issue we explore considerations for traveling with individuals with disabilities and take a look at a unique community collaboration that help air travelers with disabilities prepare for...

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