special education

What You Need To Know About School Discipline

Parents might think their children won’t be disciplined, suspended or expelled if they receive services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan, but they can. While students with IEPs or 504 plans can receive discipline for violating school policies, additional protection is available to these students.

Prepping for Preschool

“Like many parents, Teresa Banas felt nervous when it was time to send her children to preschool. Her son didn’t speak as much as his twin sister, and she was concerned about developmental delays.

The ABCs of 504 Plans

To qualify for a 504 plan, a student needs to meet a definition set out by law which has three parts. The student must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Having an impairment alone doesn’t qualify a student for a 504 plan; there must be a substantial limitation in one or more life activities.

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 One-Stop Shop Of Support

Moving to a new country with a child who has significant disabilities and medical issues can be even more overwhelming! When Carla Dassie and her family moved to Arizona from Canada, she knew they had much to do to get services and support in place for her daughter Ashley.

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