Special Education Directors,
With input from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, the ADE/ESS developed policies and procedures for Early Childhood Special Education Transition that are aligned with the IDEA. Following the public participation process set forth in IDEA and GEPA regulations during Spring 2022, ESS considered all public comments and finalized its policies and procedures document. The finalized document is also available on the ADE/ESS website.
Many thanks are offered to the special education stakeholders who provided feedback and attended information sessions at the Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Summit, as well as the public hearings for special education professionals and parents and families of youth with disabilities.