• Special Education and related services are provided annually to about 124,000 eligible students in the state across 295 school districts. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that children with disabilities and the families of such children have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  IDEA is focused on improving educational results for children with disabilities.  RCW 28A.155 provides the statutory basis for special education services in Washington, and WAC 392-172A provides the regulatory basis for both IDEA and RCW 28A.155.


    Child Find

    Child Find is a national program available through the public schools to identify those with special needs. Toddlers as well as school-aged children are eligible for this free service.

    Any child may qualify for free services if they have delays in speech, language, fine motor, gross motor and/or learning, or if their learning is impacted by vision, hearing and/or mobility limitations. All school districts within Washington State have Child Find screenings available. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.

    Please call Araceli Lopez en 689-2581, Extension 2612 to schedule an appointment for November 8, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Brewster Elementary Library.


    Child Find es un programa nacional disponible a traves de las escuelas publicas para identificar a las personas con necesidades especials. Los ninos pequenos y ninos en edad escolar son elegibles para este servicio gratuito.


    Los ninos pueden calificar para los servicios gratuito si tienen retrasos en el habla, lenguje, motricidad fina, motricidad gruesa y / o apprendizaje, o sis u apprendizaje se ve afectado por la vision, la audicion y limitaciones de movilidad. Todos los distritos escolares dentro del estado de Washington tienen disponible la evaluación para la detección de casos.  Si su familia vive en un alojamiento temporal, puede ponerse en contacto con el distrito donde se encuentra para que le realicen la evaluación.

    Por favor llame a Araceli Lopez en 689-2581, Extension 2612 para programar una cita para 28 de noviembre 2018 de 3:00 pm a 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de la escuela primaria.


    Data Management


    OSPI must report annually to the public on the performance of each school district or educational service agency located in the State of Washington on the targets set in the state performance plan (SPP). Statewide and district performance data are located within this section of the OSPI website. Also included within this section are federal data collections forms, instructions and resources; federal grant applications; the state performance plan and annual performance reports.


    The following pages provide an overview of the three dispute resolution processes available for students aged 3 through 21 years under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA).


    Program Review


    The Special Education Program Review Team collaborates with school districts to ensure improved educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities. Washington’s program review systems includes a review of both quantitative and qualitative information provided by districts to ensure that districts are implementing the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004.