Archive — Month: March 2019


Published: March 27th, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification (YMHFA)

The Arizona Department of Education/ Exceptional Student Services, in partnership with AHCCCS, is pleased to announce that the National Council for Behavioral Health will deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification (YMHFA) training to Arizona educators. This 3-day interactive training will teach participants how to: Teach the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, including the [Read more…]

Published: March 25th, 2019

FISCAL INFO: Important Dates and Deadlines for IDEA Funding

Directors of Special Education, ESS Program Management is sharing the following important dates for IDEA Funding and IDEA Fiscal Related activities. Included in this memo is an announcement of a half-day, in-person training at ADE Central on April 15, 2019. Please share these important updates with your PEA’s Business Manager. If you have any questions [Read more…]

Published: March 22nd, 2019

DATA COLLECTION INFO: Post School Outcome Trainings Update & Announcements

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS has important announcements to share regarding the upcoming 2019 Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey data collection season. The student list is now open. At your earliest convenience, review your student list for accuracy. This is also a great time to start working on exclusions. ADE is currently hosting two webinars associated [Read more…]

Published: March 21st, 2019

RECRUIT OPPORTUNITY: ArSHA- Recruitment and retention of SLPs and speech personnel

Dear Special Education Director, The Arizona Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ArSHA) will be holding its annual convention in Phoenix on April 5 and 6. Hundreds of Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Technicians, and SLPAs will attend the convention. The Arizona Department of Education sponsors school-based speakers at the convention to support high quality, relevant professional development for [Read more…]

Published: March 15th, 2019

AZ-TAS INFORMATION: Graduation AZ-TAS Document Being Revised

Hello Special Education Directors, ADE is gratified by the overwhelming interest in the Arizona Technical Assistance System (AZ-TAS) document for graduation requirements. In the roughly three weeks since the guidance document was published on the ADE website, the Departmenthas heard from a wealth of stakeholders through a variety of channels. We have spoken personally with [Read more…]

Published: March 5th, 2019

New Online Training Resources on Working with Youth in Transition

Pathways Transition Training Partnership has launched five new 5-7 minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with transition-aged youth and young adults. Each video brief is accompanied by discussion questions and links to resources for further learning. The new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, working with LGBTQ youth, [Read more…]