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 Special Education Services and Supports

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.


 Georgia's Systems of Continuous Improvement


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Student Success: Imagine the Possibilities  

Special Education Implementation: Rules, Manual, and Forms 

Eligibility Categories 

Budgets, Grants, Data Collection and Reporting 

Continuous Improvement 

Dispute Resolution 

Family Engagement Information and Resources 

State Advisory Panel (SAP) 

Statewide Projects and Initiatives 

Conferences and Presentations, Webinars, Friday Email Blasts, Newsletters 


 Contact Information


Zelphine Smith-Dixon, Ed.D.
State Director,
Special Education Services and Supports

 Staff Contact List


 General Information


​Phone: (404) 656-3963                              
Fax:(404) 651-6457                              

Special Education Questions & Support 
(404) 657-9968           


Contact Vision/Hard of Hearing Coordinators​


 Frequently Accessed Resources