The Special Projects Unit is comprised of multiple areas that are quite distinct from each other:
Judy Olaiz, Assistive Technology Administrative Assistant
This unit assists Public Education Agencies to obtain textbooks and other core instructional materials for students on IEPs who require alternative formats to access printed text.
The Assistive Technology (AT) team provides ongoing statewide assistive technology training, technical assistance, and resources to guarantee that all students and school personnel have equal access to appropriate AT strategies and services.
The Data Management team is responsible for the collection, review, validation, verification, and analysis of special education data in Arizona.
The Secondary Transition team works with students, families, school personnel, and other state agencies to address transition planning.
Secure Care Specialist
The Secure Care team works toward successful reintegration of students from secure care facilities to community and life.
Exceptional Student Services contracts with a training consultant to provide training services to Arizona educators, parents, and interested community members in the basics of working with students with traumatic brain injuries in school and community settings. More information at 602 542-3855
Arizona Department of Education, Special Projects
3300 N. Central Avenue, 24th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Tel: (602) 542-3855
Fax: (602) 364-0641
For questions please call the Special Projects Coordinator at the number listed above or e-mail Alissa.Trollinger@azed.gov.
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