Procedures & Forms

These shortcuts will help educators and parents navigate the forms related to special education:

AEA Special Education Services Manual

These procedures include release notes, parental rights summary, procedural safeguards manual for parents, educational evaluation reports and IEP Forms.

Parental Rights Summary

For each child with a disability who requires special education, a public school district and area education agency have the responsibility to provide a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. This is a brief summary of parental rights related to this requirement.

Iowa Administrative Rules for Special Education 2010 and Special Education Rules Amendment 2011

This document helps ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected; assists local educational agencies, area education agencies, and state agencies to provide for the education of all children with disabilities and to allocate responsibilities among those agencies; and the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.

Administrative Rules for Early ACCESS

Early ACCESS is a partnership between families with young children, birth to age three, and providers from the Departments of Education, Public Health, Human Services, the Child Health Specialty Clinics. The purpose of this program is for families and staff to work together in identifying, coordinating and providing needed services and resources that will help the family assist their infant or toddler to grow and develop.

Transfer of Rights/Age of Majority

This Department of Education resource focuses on the transition of youth with disabilities from high school to learning, living and working in the community.

Section 504 Guidance

These forms and resources can assist parents and educators in determining eligibility for 504 services and addressing 504 requirements.

Release of Information Forms