The Special Projects Unit is comprised of multiple areas that are quite distinct from each other:
This unit assists Local 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.
Judy Olaiz, Administrative Assistant
Medicaid School-Based Claiming (MSBC) is a joint federal and state program that offers reimbursement for both the provision of covered medically necessary school-based services and for the cost of administrative activities.
The Secondary Transition team works with students, families, school personnel, and other state agencies to address transition planning, and includes Post School Outcomes (PSO).
The Secure Care team works toward successful reintegration of students from secure care facilities to community and life.
Aanya Rispoli, Secure Care Specialist
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. For information on TBI, email Jeannette Zemeida.
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services/Special Projects
James Rivera, Director of Special Projects
Physical Location: 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Mailing Address: 1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #24, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-3855
For questions please call the Special Projects Coordinator at the number listed above or e-mail [email protected]
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