Visit the ESS Assessment page.
AZ Find/Child Find
Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires Public Education Agencies (PEA) to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21, located within their boundaries of responsibility who are in need of early intervention or special education services.
AZ FIND Technical Assistance
AZ FIND Contact Information
AZ FIND Coordinator Becky Raabe (928) 637-1871
Although the spirit of the federal special education regulations is that parents and schools will arrive at a consensus, sometimes conflict arises. The Office of Dispute Resolution, a unit under Exceptional Student Services (ESS), offers several options for parents and schools to address and resolve these special education conflicts: Facilitated IEP, mediation, a state administrative complaint system through which ADE can investigate alleged procedural violations of the IDEA, and a due process hearing system.
Visit the Dispute Resolution page
Medicaid School-Based Claiming (MSBC) is a joint federal and state program that offers reimbursement for both the provision of covered medically necessary school-based services and for the costs of administrative activities, such as outreach activities to identify eligible students and enroll them in the program, that support the Medicaid school-based program. Schools may provide a wide range of health care and related services to their students, which may or may not be reimbursable under the Medicaid program. For more information, visit the Medicaid School-Based Claiming page.
Parent Involvement Survey
All school districts and charter schools are required to annually administer the nine-question State Performance Plan, Indicator 8: Parent Involvement Survey to all parents of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Parent Involvement Survey Contact Information
Parent Involvement Survey Coordinator: email Becky Raabe (928) 637-1871
Secure Care is the education students receive in schools and instructional programs in juvenile detention centers, The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, county jails, and the Arizona Department of Corrections. The Secure Care team works with facilities to support and monitor the successful reentry of students in secure care facilities to public schools and post-secondary opportunities.
Documents & Forms
Secure Care Contact Information
Email Michelle Grigsby (602) 364-3032
Parents play an integral role in the special education process. When, for any number of reasons, a parent is not available to participate in this process, the IDEA has procedures in place to ensure a child’s rights are represented. These procedures involve the appointment of a “surrogate parent." For more information, visit the Surrogate Parents page .
Page revised 3/7/23