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IDEA Programs

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Programs web pages are a resource to parents, teachers, and administrators, and provide access to available information, documents, and guidelines for quality implementation of IDEA. The Oregon Department of Education has the responsibility for assuring that school-age students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. This happens through collaboration with families, districts, agencies, and programs to ensure effective and equitable services.

IDEA Programs: Specialized Units

School Age Special Education

Provides support to districts and programs to increase their capacity to implement IDEA in a manner that improves equity, inclusion, and results. Includes IEP development, transition, effective instruction, and other related topics

State Policy, Procedures & Practices

Ensures that the Oregon Department of Education establishes, maintains, and implements policies, procedures and practices that ensure effective special education services are provided across the state.

School Health, Medicaid, and Related Services

Increases district and program capacity and resources for provisions of health screenings, school health services, Medicaid, and special education related services.

Federal Requirements and National Partnerships

Ensures that the Oregon Department of Education completes all necessary Federal Requirements related to IDEA. Also includes work on the State Systemic Improvement Plan, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and dyslexia legislation.