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 Special Education Services and Supports

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Georgia Department of Education (Division for Special Education Services and Supports) provides necessary infrastructure and supports for leaders, teachers, and families to meet the whole child needs of each student improving student outcomes and school climate resulting in an increased quality of life and workforce ready future. We must commit to effective collaboration across agencies ​​and school-home partnerships to support local school districts in their efforts to provide special education and related services for students with disabilities. ​

The GaDOE must provide state General Supervision for local school districts to improve educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities and ensure that the requirements of IDEA are met. We believe that all students must have an equitable opportunity for school completion and successful postsecondary outcomes.


 Georgia's Systems of Continuous Improvement

FY22 Parent Survey​

Public Notice of ESSA Alternate Assessment Cap Waiver 2021-2022

Paraprofessional Resources - NEW

U.S. Dept of Education Releases "COVID-19 Handbook" Volume 2

Georgia Teacher/Provider Retention Program - NEW

GaDOE Restart Guidance on Change of Placement vs Change of Location

Georgia's Restart Guidance (Compensatory Services)

Guidance for Serving Youth who are Detained or Incarcerated

 GaDOE Restart Guidance 

 Special Education District Supports and COVID-19 Resources    

   Georgia Annual Performance Report​ 

ESSA Alternate Diploma FAQs for LEAs

​​Assistive Technology Partnership

GaDOE COVID-19 Information

State-Defined Alternate Diploma Professional Learning Series

Significant Cognitive Disabilities​​ - ​​NEW

Special Education and the School-Based Administrator - NEW

Special Education Implementation: Rules, Manual, and Forms ​​

Budgets, Grants, Data Collection and Reporting  

Continuous Improvement 

Family Engagement Information and Resources 

State Advisory Panel (SAP) 

Conferences and Presentations, Webinars, Weekly Email Blasts, Newsletters




 Contact Information


Shaun Owen

Deputy Superintendent

Federal Programs




Wina Low
Interim ​State Director,
Special Education Services and Supports



 Staff Contact List

 Special Education Help Desk

Special Education Questions & Support


FAX: 404-651-6457

Contact Vision/Hard of Hearing Coordinators​

 Frequently Accessed Resources