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Office of Special Education
COVID-19 and Special Education
Answers to frequently asked questions such as Compensatory Services, Prior Written Notice and Special Education Evaluations can be found in Special Education FAQ's. To view OSEP issued Question and Answer documents click on OSEP Q & A's.
About the Office of Special Education
This office administers both the state's Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children with disabilities. This website is a resource for teachers, administrators, and parents of students with exceptional educational needs due to disability, or learners who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse or have some other special need. The Office of Special Education is one of three offices within the Exceptional Student Services Unit (along with the Office of Facility Schools and the Office of Gifted Education).
Update your Special Education Director and Fiscal Contact
It is critical that ESSU has current contact information for all Special Education Directors and Special Education Fiscal Contacts. We will share important updates and information with you through our listserv, please be sure that we have accurate, updated information. Watch for emails from CDE_SPED for updates and information.
Contains information that may be used to guide the process of identifying students with ASD and developing appropriate programming, supports and services.
CSDB Report - Program Review for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Read the independent program review team's CSDB report - a report of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (PDF).
Change in Reporting Requirements for Measuring Indicator 13 Compliance.
Ways to Search this Site
- You can use the Google Search box (only searches CDE) at the top right side of the webpage and type in what you are looking for.
- You can use our Topic Index - alphabetical list of topics for the Office of Special Education.
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