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ADE Invites Public Comment on the IDEA Part B State Application and Proposed Early Childhood Special Education Transition Policy and Procedures

Federal Fiscal Year 2022 IDEA Part B State Application
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will apply soon for federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. This application document serves as the basis for the operation and administration of activities to carry out the requirements of Part B of the IDEA (services for school-aged children 3-21 years of age). As part of the public participation process set forth in the IDEA Part B regulations at 34 CFR § 300.165 and in section 441(b)(7) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) ((20 U.S.C. 1232d(b)(7)), the State must publish its Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 IDEA Part B Application and allow public comment.

A Message From the Director – Winter 2021

In December 2021 we say farewell to Jennifer Kupiszewski as she leaves the Raising Special Kids board of directors after many years of dedicated service to the organization. Jennifer has been at the center of many, if not all, of the major Raising Special Kids initiatives during her time with the organization. 

Staff Spotlight: Chris Ames

“I’ve been struck by the number of additional responsibilities on families’ plates and how Raising Special Kids helps families work through so many different types of challenges. The staff has been so welcoming and it’s so nice to know they’re willing to share their personal and professional experiences.” 

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