The special education team ensures the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). To achieve this, we provide guidance and resources to our state's educators and families so they can engage in the vital work of providing Idaho students with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow, and reach their potential.
Through collaboration with our education partners, we provide a support-focused framework that allows our educators and families to meaningfully engage in providing students with the quality education that all students deserve.
For those wishing to offer input on changes to language around Special Learning Disabilities in Idaho’s Special Education Manual, emails can be sent to SPEDPublicInput@sde.idaho.gov.
This guidance document outlines the Manifestation Determination process as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
This guidance document outlines the requirements for providing free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities who have been expelled from school by Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
This document provides guidance on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for students enrolled in juvenile detention centers.
In 2023 the Idaho Legislature passed bills addressing Restraint and Seclusion and Open Enrollment in Idaho schools. The Idaho Department of Education has produced the following resources to assist school districts in the implementation of this legislation.