Welcome to ESS!
ESS is Exceptional Student Services, the section in the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) responsible for special education. ESS provides
professional learning opportunities, provides technical assistance to schools, monitors schools for compliance with the regulations that implement
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and ensures that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
Public Notice: The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is applying for federal funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) 2004 for the Period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.