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Iowa IDEA Information

In Iowa, the Department of Education, Area Education Agencies, and local school districts partner and collaborate to ensure quality special education and early intervention services are provided to all eligible individuals, birth to 21, as outlined in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Special education and early intervention services, supports, and activities are provided at no cost to parents.

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Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

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Parent Checklist for Reporting Bullying

You may consider involving the police if another child/ youth has physically assaulted your child or is seriously threatening him or her with bodily injury. This checklist will help you organize your thoughts and next steps as you move forward.

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Treatment Choices and Evidence-Based Practices

Families are encouraged to ask their child's doctor or provider questions about the treatment being recommended and should come prepared with a notebook to record the answers to their questions. Families should also share their values and preferences with providers.

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Open Enrollment

In Iowa, all parents may request their child attend a district other than their district of residence through the open enrollment process.

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Sample Letter - Reporting Bullying

This letter is to immediately request that my [son/daughter], [student name], be afforded all of the protections under state and federal law to protect [him/her] from physical harassment, discrimination, and verbal abuse. It is my understanding that [he/she] has a right to learn in a safe and harm-free educational environment (Iowa Code Chapter 216).

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