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Directory of State Departments of Education

Contact your state department of education. Ask them to send your state special education regulations, and other information they publish about special education, IEPs, and parent advocacy.

For more information and resources, visit your state PTI page and contact the Protection and Advocacy agency for your state.

Note: Addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses change often. If you learn that an organization has new contact information, please send an email with the correct information.

Alabama Department of Special Education Services
334-242-8114
Website: www.alsde.edu

Alaska Office of Special Education/AK Department of Education
907-465-2972
Website: www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/sped

Arizona Exceptional Student Services, Department of Education
602-542-4013
Website: www.ade.state.az.us

Arkansas Special Education Unit, Department of Education
501-682-4225

California Special Education, Department of Education
916- 445-4729
Website: www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/sed/index.htm

Colorado Special Education Services Unit/CO Dept. of Educ.
303-866-6694

Connecticut Bureau of Special Education & Pupil Services
860-807-2025
Website: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/deps/special/index.htm

Delaware Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Group
302-739-5471
Website: www.doe.state.de.us/Exceptional_Child/ececehome.htm

District of Columbia Division of Special Education
202-442-4800
Website: www.k12.dc.us/dcps/home.html

Florida Bureau of Instructional Support & Community Services
850-488-1570

Georgia Division for Exceptional Students
404-656-3963
Website: www.doe.k12.ga.us/sla/exceptional/exceptional.html

Hawaii Special Education Section
808-733-4990
Website: www2.k12.hi.us/PUBLIC/SPED.nsf

Idaho Bureau of Special Education
208-332-6910

Illinois Special Education Coordination
217-782-4826
Website: www.isbe.state.il.us

Indiana Division of Special Education
317-232-0570
Website: http://web.indstate.edu/soe/iseas/dse.html

Iowa Children, Family and Community Services
515-281-5735
Website: www.state.ia.us/educate/index.html

Kansas Student Support Services
785-291-3097
Website: www.ksbe.state.ks.us/sss/specialeducation.html

Kentucky Division of Exceptional Children's Services
502-564-4970
Website: www.kde.state.ky.us

Louisiana Division of Special Populations
225-342-3633
Website: www.doe.state.la.us

Maine Office of Special Services
207-287-5950; 207-287-2550
Website: http://www.state.me.us/education/speced/specserv.htm

Maryland Division of Special Education
410-767-0238
Website: www.msde.state.md.us

Massachusetts Educational Improvement Group
781-338-3000; 781-338-3388
Website: www.doe.mass.edu

Michigan Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
517-373-9433
Website: www.mde.state.mi.us/off/sped

Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning, Division of Special Education
651-582-8289; 651-582-8201 (TTY)
Website: children.state.mn.us/speced/speced.htm

Mississippi Office of Special Education
601-359-3498
Website: www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/sped

Missouri Division of Special Education
573-751-2965
Website: www.dese.state.mo.us/divspeced

Montana Special Education Division
406-444-4429
Website: http://www.opi.state.mt.us/SpecEd/

Nebraska Special Populations, Department of Education
402-471-2471 (V/TTY);
Website: www.nde.state.ne.us/SPED/sped.html

Nevada Educational Equity, Department of Education
775-687-9171

New Hampshire Department of Education
603-271-1536
Website: www.state.nh.us/educate/index.html

New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs
609-633-6833
Website: www.state.nj.us/education

New Mexico Special Education
505-827-6541
Website: www.sde.state.nm.us

New York Office of Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
518-474-2714
Website: www.nysed.gov

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division
919-807-3969
Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/

North Dakota Special Education
701-328-2277; 701-328-4920 (TTY)
Website: www.dpi.state.nd.us/dpi/speced/index.htm

Ohio Office for Exceptional Children
614-466-2650
Website: www.ode.state.oh.us/SE

Oklahoma Special Education Services
405-521-3351

Oregon Office of Special Education
503-378-3600, ext 2329; 503-378-2892 (TTY)
Website: www.ode.state.or.us/sped/index.htm

Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education
717-783-6913
Special Education Consultline: 800 879-2301 (V/TTY)
Website: www.pde.psu.edu

Rhode Island Office of Special Needs
401-222-4600, ext. 2301

South Carolina Office of Exceptional Children
803-734-8806
Website: http://www.myscschools.com/

South Dakota Office of Special Education
605-773-3678; 605-773-6302 (TTY)
Website: www.state.sd.us/deca/special/special.htm

Tennessee Division of Special Education
615-741-2851
Website: www.state.tn.us/education/msped.htm

Texas Education Agency, Division of Special Education
512-463-9414; 800-252-9668
Website: www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed

Utah At Risk and Special Education Services
801-538-7711
Website: www.usoe.k12.ut.us/sars

Vermont Student Support Services
802-828-2755
Website: www.state.vt.us/educ/sped.htm

Virginia Division of Instructional Support Services
804-225-3252; 800-292-3820
Website: www.pen.k12.va.us

Washington Special Education Section
360-753-6733; 360-586-0126 (TTY)
Website: www.k12.wa.us

West Virginia Office of Special Education
304-558-2696

Wisconsin Department of Special Education,
Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
608-266-1649; 800-441-4563
Website: www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/een

Wyoming Department of Education, Special Programs Unit
307-777-7417
Website: www.k12.wy.us

American Samoa Special Education Division
011 684-633-1323

Guam Department of Education
011-671-475-0552 (V)

Northern Mariana Island, Special Education, Public School System
011-670-664-3730/3731

Puerto Rico Department of Education
787-759-7228

U. S. Virgin Islands, Special Education/Department of Education
340-774-4399

 

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