Families & Caregivers
Parents/caregivers, critically important in the education of all students, are especially so in the education of students with special needs. Fortunately, much of the parental role is codified in law and local school district policy.
The Special Education Support Center website is designed to assist families/caregivers in understanding the rules & regulations, and accessing resources to help them be partners in the education process.
To this end, the WEA Special Education Support Center has produced comprehensive manual in layman’s language, to explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as it applies to Washington – Special Education in Washington State: a handbook for parents and educators.