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Published: June 22nd, 2018

Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Eligibility Testing Has Opened

Please see the memo outlining the opening of the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Eligibility testing. The purpose of Maintenance of Effort Eligibility testing is to ensure that public education agencies (PEAs) are not supplanting state and local funds with IDEA federal funding sources in accordance with 34 C.F.R. §300.203(a). Therefore, any PEA that has received [Read more…]

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Published: June 21st, 2018

Effective Strategies for Paraprofessionals Working with Students with Autism

Wednesday, June 27 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time  REGISTER As more students with autism spectrum disorder are included in public schools, the role of the paraprofessional becomes even more important. Whether it’s in the self-contained class or the mainstream environment, paraprofessionals play a vital role in these students’ success. Paraprofessionals are often tasked with providing [Read more…]

Posted in Autism |
Published: June 21st, 2018

Goal Selection for Students with Autism

Thursday, July 12 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time REGISTER When working with students with autism it is often difficult to decide what to focus on during teaching sessions. There are many skill areas that need to be addressed, across a variety of domains. These areas include communication, academics, self-care, social skills, and leisure skills. In [Read more…]

Posted in Autism |
Published: June 21st, 2018

Apps to Teach Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time REGISTER Presented by Frances Amato STEM Educator, Technology Liaison, Doctoral Candidate The goal of this edWebinar is to share apps to support learning and engagement of students with autism spectrum disorder. Students with autism spectrum disorder learn best through visuals and with differentiated academic support to meet [Read more…]

Posted in Autism |
Published: June 21st, 2018

SY 2019 Monitoring Guide Steps Now Available Online

ESS is pleased to announce that the SY 2018-2019 Arizona Guide Steps, used to provide compliance guidance for IDEA programmatic monitoring, are now available on the ADE/ESS website. They can be accessed at the following link: http://www.azed.gov/specialeducation/monitoring/. Please feel free to make copies so your staff is aware of the requirements for each of the [Read more…]

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Published: June 6th, 2018

FY 2018 Final Allocation Adjustments & Information on FY 2019 Allocations

Exceptional Student Services (ESS) has finished the fiscal year 2018 IDEA Entitlement allocations for both Basic (611) and Preschool (619). Attached in this announcement are more details regarding the specific adjustments to the allocations as required by congressional action. ESS encourages all public education agencies to appropriately process revisions before they close out before the [Read more…]

Posted in Program Management |
Published: April 25th, 2018

ESS Walkout Statement

In Letter to Balkman [23 LRP 3417 (OSEP April 10, 1995)], the United States Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) was presented with a number of scenarios related to students with disabilities missing services due to either personal reasons or school-related reasons, and was asked how a school is to respond with regard to [Read more…]

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Published: April 25th, 2018

New Survey Tool to Track Parent Participation

Good news: A progress report tool has been added to the ADEConnect ESS Parent Survey application! Click on the Report tab at the top of the page. The first page displays school district or charter holder response results, the second page lists school results, and the next pages display results by school, student name, and [Read more…]

Posted in Parent Involvement Survey |