Exceptional Student Services

Exceptional Student Services (ESS) is accountable for ensuring that all special education programs, regulations, and procedures are in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and eligible children and youth with disabilities are receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE). ESS provides exceptional customer service and technical assistance while enforcing the state and federal special education mandates to promote continuous improvement throughout the state.

Contact ESS – 602-542-4013ESSDesk@azed.gov

For a complete list of program areas and resources, please use the ESS Site Index.

Please note that the website for the Empowerment Scholarship Account is  http://www.azed.gov/esa/.  You can reach the ESA staff by email esa@azed.gov or telephone 602-364-1969.

Hot Topics

Upcoming Events


ESS Conference Pages

Second Annual Teachers’ Institute

Arizona’s Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference

Twenty-fifth Annual Directors Institute

Archived Conference Pages

Special Education Teacher Conference
2013 Directors Institute
2013 Transition Conference

Program Areas

ESS Organization Chart
For a complete list of all ESS Programs, please use the Site Index.


Contact Us

Email:  essdesk@azed.gov

Telephone:  602-542-4013

Fax:  602-542-5404

ESS Staff Directory

Site Index