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Office of Special Education

This site/office is a resource to 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 under the Exceptional Student Services Unit (along with the Office of Facility Schools and the Office of Gifted Education).


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What's New


The Colorado Department of Education is making available for public review and comment the following proposed document:  (1) The State of Colorado’s Part B Application for grant funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for federal fiscal year 2014.  This document is available online at .  Hard copies of the proposed document may be requested by calling Kim Boylan at (303) 866-6690.  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Send written comments to Kim Boylan, Colorado Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1175, Denver, CO  80202-5149, by fax to (303) 866-6767, or by email to


Special Education Legal Conference, April 24, 2014

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Training for ECEA Eligibility Categories

Training documents designed to support Colorado administrative units in their work to adopt the new eligibility categories, definitions, and criteria.


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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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