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1 Special Education Overview Allison Lowenthal Idaho State Department of Education Educational Programs Division of Special Education

2 Objectives Provide participants with Special Education priorities and updates. Provide participants with SDE SPED Personnel and Resources. Notes on important due and notice dates.

3 Our Mission

4 Priorities Clear and Consistent Communication Providing a vetting mechanism to build consensus and buy- in, standardization of materials and message Foster and emphasize collaborative partnerships to avoid confusion and errors Depth—not Breadth Focus resources on priority projects based upon need, driven by data Meeting Policy through Practice Honoring the practice and decision making of the local IEP Team

5 Idaho Demographics There are 151 districts/agencies in Idaho serving students with disabilities. There are 281,854 students enrolled in Idaho public schools. We educate 27,098 students with disabilities. –3,279 ages 3 – 5 (3,379 in 2011) –23,819 ages 6 – 21 (23,485 in 2011) 8.5% of the student (ages 6 -21) population 9.6% of total population

6 Idaho Demographics 78.8% are White 15.6% are Hispanic (fastest growing) 1.5% are 2 or more 1.36% are Native American 1.3% are Asian 1.02% are Black.34% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

7 Idaho Exceptionalities * = greatest rate of change SLD – 24.3%* CI – 7.3% Speech – 12.9% Language – 10.6% ED – 5.2% Health Imp. – 14.8%* Ortho Imp. – 0.4% Deaf – 0.2% Hearing Imp. – 0.9% Visual Imp. – 0.4% Deaf/Blind – 0.01% Multiple Dis – 2.1% Dev. Delay – 12.2% Autism – 8.4%* TBI – 0.4%

8 SPED Central Office – Boise SDE Richard Henderson – Director, State 504 Coordinator – Kiley Crill, Director’s Administrative Assistant Melanie Reese – Dispute Resolution – Kiley Crill, Administrative Assistant Lester Wyer – Grants – Jan Gaylord, Administrative Assistant Shannon Dunstan – Early Childhood and Medicaid – Jan Gaylord, Administrative Assistant William Morriss – Special Populations Coordinator – Alisa Fewkes, Administrative Assistant Alison Lowenthal – Secondary Special Education Coordinator – Alisa Fewkes, Administrative Assistant Kimberly Barnes – Parent Involvement Coordinator – Lori Howard, Administrative Assistant Richard O’Dell – Quality Assurance and Reporting Coordinator – Alisa Fewkes, Administrative Assistant

9 Statewide Programs Special Education Statewide Technical Assistance (SESTA) Center School Improvement and Policies Boise State University Gina Hopper, Director New Special Education Teacher Training (NSETT) Idaho/OSEP RESULTS Project - Tier 2/3 Instructional Supports Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Special Education Secondary Teachers Supports (NSTTAC)

10 Statewide Programs Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) –University of Idaho – Moscow Campus –Julie Fodor, Director Idaho Training Clearinghouse (ITC) Autism Supports Project Idaho Assistive Technology Project Low Incident and Severe Disabilities Project

11 Statewide Programs –Idaho State University – Pocatello Campus –State School Psychology Coordinator Idaho – NASP Practice Model CLD – SPED Eligibility – Idaho Toolkit School Psychology PD and Practice TA SLD – PSW PD and Support

12 Regional Special Education Offices SDE Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination Offices to support your work in the local district. Offices located in: –Coeur d’Alene –Moscow –Boise –Twin Falls –Pocatello

13 Southwest SPED Regional Coordinators Boise State University –Robin Carter – Regional Coordinator –Allison Moore – Regional Coordinator –Kelli Burnham – Administrative Assistant

14 Southeast SPED Regional Coordinators Idaho State University - Pocatello –Frank Howe – Regional Coordinator –Beth Eloe-Reep – Regional Coordinator –Tanya Kriner – Administrative Assistant Idaho State University -Twin Falls –Shannan Mayer – Regional Coordinator –Lois Tinker – Administrative Assistant

15 North SPED Regional Coordinators University of Idaho - Moscow –TBD – Regional Coordinator –Valerie Headtke – Administrative Assistant University of Idaho – Coeur d’ Alene –Sue Shelton – Regional Coordinator –Kim Middleton - Administrative Assistant

16 Regional Coordinator Specialization Sue Shelton: SLD, Speech/Language Pathology Frank Howe: Sped Admin, Para’s, Disproportionality Beth Eloe-Reep: Parents/Families, Secondary Transition- Interagency-Post Secondary Robin Carter: Early Childhood, Autism Shannan Mayer: Eligibility, Behavior – FBA/BIP Allison Moore: SLD – CLD, Autism

17 Important Dates September 19, 2013 – District corrections and verification of SY Suspension and Expulsion Data September 27, 2013 – District corrections and verification of SY Early Childhood Transition and 60-day timeline data October 2013 – Part B Application Due November 2013 – IDEA Part B Child Count January 30, General Supervision File Review Submission February 2014 – Exceptional Child Tuition Equivalency March Survey Contact Information for Post School Outcomes and Parent Participation (SPP/APR Indicators 14 and 8) May 16, Noncompliance discovered through the 2013 General Supervision File Review must be corrected and verified on the Compliance Tracking Tool June 2014 – Discipline, 60-day timeline, and ECT data must be fully uploaded on the June 2014 ISEE – data sets will be pulled on or before July 15, 2014

18 Notice Dates On or about October 15, 2014 – Early Childhood Transition and 60-day timeline noncompliance notices posted on CTT and ed to districts On or about November 1, 2014 – noncompliance notices for disproportionate representation (suspension and expulsion) posted on CTT and ed to districts On or about January 15, noncompliance notices for disproportionate representation (in special education and by disability category) posted on CTT and ed to districts May 16, 2014 – General Supervision File Review notices of noncompliance will be posted on CTT and ed to districts May 19, 2014 – Non-compliance remaining after 365 days from 2013 General Supervision File Review notices of non-compliance will be posted on CTT, s sent, and hard copy letters to district superintendents sent May 30, 2014 – Determination notices for FY 2013 will be issued to districts

19 Contact Information: Richard Henderson Idaho State Department of Education Division of Special Education (208)


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