Identifying Special Education Needs and Obtaining Services
Academy District 20 has a legal responsibility for the assessment and identification of children from birth to age 21 who may have developmental or educational disabilities. This process is called Child Find. Special Education identification details.
Special Education Programs and Services
Academy District 20 offers a variety of Special Education Programs and Services to meet each child's specific needs. Special Education program details.
Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
Academy District 20 serves our special education community based on each student’s individual needs as determined by the Individual Education Plan (IEP), not solely their disability category. IEP details.
IDEA & Section 504
Students with disabilities are protected by federal laws that assure they receive a free and appropriate public education. Two of the most important laws are the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. IDEA and 504 details.
Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is an Academy District 20 parent group that disseminates information and resources helpful for special education students. This group meets quarterly at the district’s Education and Administration Center to share valuable information about the needs of special education students. More about the council
Transportation for Students with an IEP
If you believe your child might qualify for special transportation, contact your case manager.