Special Populations Compliance
The Compliance Unit of the Department of Special Populations provides services that support districts in implementing compliant practices for students with disabilities.
What is an IEP?
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) documents the agreed upon special education programs and services that are needed to ensure a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students determined to be eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If a child is suspected of having a disability that may warrant the need for an IEP, an evaluation is necessary to determine eligibility.
What is a 504 Plan?
Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance and ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, activities, and services as compared to non-disabled peers. A 504 Plan documents the agreed upon accommodations and/or services that an eligible student requires in order to have equal access to his or her education, to the same extent as his or her non-disabled peers.
If you suspect that your child may have a disability, contact your local school district.