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Special Education Administrative Services

Advancing educational outcomes for all children with disabilities, the NWESD provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services to districts in support of OSPI's State Performance Plan (SPP) for Special Education.  Administrative services concentrate on performance indicators and legislative requirements for the individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). 

Quality focused support services include:

  • Training and promoting educational leadership;
  • Determining district and building-level needs and providing opportunities for continuous improvement;
  • Providing professional development for effective program design and instructional services;
  • Communicating legislated requirements, trends, issues, and other relevant information;
  • Facilitating community partnerships to improve services to infants, children, and youth; and,
  • Improving educational outcomes for students identified with special needs.
  • Consultation, leadership, and professional development services are provided in support of infants and toddlers, as well as children and youth, ages three to twenty-one, identified with special needs.

Special Education News

ECSEL Candidate Wendy Stegall
ECSEL Candidate Jenn Menzies

ECSEL Candidate Tonia Johnston

School Discipline Guidance Package (U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, January 8, 2014)



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Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or communications@nwesd.org if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.

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