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The Arc of King County has staff available to answer your questions and provide tips and resources to help you better understand the special education system and become a stronger advocate for your child. We offer free support to families about special education including information, referral, and strategies to work with schools. We do not provide legal advice. Call 206-364-3667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This five part document will help you before, during and after school meetings, as well as some strategies to help you get answers to your questions. Click on the website to view this document.
This document will familiarize you with some of the main considerations, public benefits, and resources that are relevant during transition for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in King County. If you want to learn more, have questions, or want to talk about your situation please contact The Arc of King County.
The state governmental body overseeing all public schools. Has information about state and federal laws, educational standards, and parent rights for general and special education.
A free, non-partial mediator helps the family and school reach consensus.
Special Education services are a necessary component in the life of a child who has an intellectual/developmental disability. For most parents, the process seems overwhelming. This video series will break down the process and help you to see that it is not as complicated as it sometimes seems.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.