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Helpful Information for Staff and Parents

Understanding Special Education

Disability Definitions

Traveling the Special Education Highway

Special Education Terms 

Glossary of Acronyms

The Special Education Process Flowchart

The Special Education Handbook

Parents Guide to Special Education


IEP Suggestions

Assistive Technology Parent's Guide

IEP Process Document

Evaluation Process Document

Occupational and Physical Therapy Document


Speech and Language Services Best Practice


Dispute Resolution (Answers to Commonly Asked Questions)

Section 504 Resource Guide 

ADE Special Education Guide Steps 2019-2020


Special Education Policy

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 15 Education

Arizona Administrative Code (State Board Rule)

Section 504

Avondale Elementary School District Board Policy


Other Helpful Websites

Raising Special Kids

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Autism Speaks

Arizona Department of Education ESS Parent Page

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Read Better Be Better

Transition to Adulthood Resources

Learning Disabilities Association of America

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)

Arizona Autism United

Down Syndrome Network

Foundation for Blind Children

Spina Bifida Association of Arizona

United Cerebral Palsy


National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Dyslexia Handbook

High Leverage Practices in Special Education

ADE ESS Professional Learning Opportunities

Arizona Promising Practices