The Division for Special Education Services and Supports includes programs and services that support local school districts in their efforts to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities.
These services focus on enhancing student achievement and post-secondary outcomes through implementation of regional and statewide activities for students, families, educators, administrators, and other stakeholders.
Targeted areas for services and supports include accessible instructional materials, assistive technology, curriculum access and alignment, dropout prevention, family engagement, least restrictive environment, positive behavior supports, and transition.
Additional services include ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations for special education, collecting and analyzing data on educational services and outcomes, providing guidance and oversight of the budgets for state and federal special education funds, and coordinating dispute resolution requirements as required by state and federal regulations.
Special Needs Scholarship Program Information
Parent Satisfaction Survey - Now Open
The 2016-2017 parent satisfaction survey is currently available to parents of students with disabilities throughout Georgia. It is critical that the GaDOE assist local school systems in partnering with families to raise the achievement rate for students with disabilities. Completing this survey will assist in achieving this goal.
Survey Link: Parent Satisfaction Survey
Special Education Implementation: Rules, Manual, and Forms
Budgets, Grants, Data Collection and Reporting
Family Engagement Information and Resources
State Advisory Panel (SAP)
Statewide Projects and Initiatives
Conferences and Presentations, Webinars, Friday Email Blasts, Newsletters