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Faqs

The Grant Wood AEA Computer Services team provides software solutions to Iowa AEA's and LEA's. Software includes PowerSchool and Infinite Campus student records, Grant Wood Accounting and Payroll, On-Line Assessment, IMS, network support, as well as other software programs, custom programming as well as consulting and support for all applications.

Computer Services : 1

Reading Recovery is a short-term, one-to-one early intervention program for first-grade students who are potentially at-risk in reading. Teacher training is provided through Grant Wood AEA, the Iowa City School District and The University of Iowa. School
districts pay a fee to participate in the training. For additional information, please contact your regional administrator.

Reading Recovery : 1

School districts may contact the Grant Wood AEA Business Office to receive Bus Driver Certification and Bus Chassis Inspection forms.

Bus driver certification and inspection forms : 1

GWAEA consultants with expertise in writing and implementing IEPs, modeling classroom strategies, teaching life skills and academic content for diverse learners and students with special needs, developing accommodations, adapted physical education, transition planning, managing student behaviors, facilitating planning, and knowing special education law are members of the regional teams.

Consultant Services : 1

Through statewide coordination and AEA Purchasing, schools can receive aggressive discounts on purchases of computer peripherals, audio-visual equipment, supplies, media and technology resources, equipment, paper, janitorial supplies, athletic supplies, food and more.

Cooperative Purchasing : 1

A GWAEA consultant can provide support and links for gifted education in area schools. Please contact your regional administrator for assistance.

Gifted and Talented : 1

The GWAEA Online Assessment System is an Internet tool, which facilitates the district's collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of student assessment data. The assessment system may be used to generate a number of reports, including some required in the Annual Progress Report (APR).

​On-line Assessment System : 1

Throughout the school year, many crises and emergencies can occur. As a result, it's crucial to have a written emergency plan, outlining communication procedures, and strategies for informing parents and news media. GWAEA communications can provide suggestions for an effective communications plan.

Crisis Communications Planning : 1

Critical Incident Stress Management team members (CISM) are available to provide immediate assistance to local schools in times of crisis or traumatic events, and to help schools plan for such events. Additional resource are available here.

Crisis Support - Critical Incident Stress Management Team : 1

Occupational therapy (OT) services are provided for individuals if the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Education Program (IEP) team determines that these services are needed for the child or student to meet educational or functional goals. The focus of OT services includes self-care skills, fine and visual motor skills, behavior, accessibility, positioning, play and leisure skills, work and vocational skills, and social skills. OTs may also work with teachers and other members of the educational team to develop strategies, accommodations, and modifications for students receiving general education and special education services.

Occupational Therapy : 1

AEA staff provides instruction for students who are detained in a detention center or youth shelter program. These are sometimes referred to as Off-Site Programs.

Detention and Youth Shelter Programs : 1

Held at Kirkwood Community College, VITAL provides extended vocational training for students who require additional support beyond their high school program in order to meet the transition goals of their IEP. Support may include personal tutoring and counseling, test reading, tape-recorded textbooks, notetakers and job placement services.

VITAL : 1

Early ACCESS is the system implemented by the state of Iowa to serve children from birth to age three, who have either a developmental delay, or have a condition that has a high probability of later delays if early intervention services are not provided. Eligible children and their families receive service coordination to assist them in accessing the services and supports they need.

Early childhood consultants support children ages 3-5 by helping teachers and support service providers identify developmental needs, deliver and coordinate quality early childhood special education programs. Early childhood specialists work collaboratively with families and providers to develop interventions that empower families and educators to support the identified needs of young children.


For information about either program, please contact referrals@gwaea.org.
Early ACCESS and Early Childhood Supports : 1

The agency has a legal responsibility to certify that children being taught in private settings, such as home schools, are receiving competent instruction. Standardized tests for the children are administered annually at the agency. Contact us for more assistance.

​Home School (Competent Private Instruction) : 1

ECSE services are available through GWAEA for preschool children ages 3-5. These services include evaluation and intervention services, which are family centered and community based.

​Early Childhood Special Education : 1

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team members are available to provide immediate assistance to local schools in times of crisis or traumatic events, and to help schools plan for such events. Additional resource are available here.

Crisis Support- Critical Incident Stress Management Team : 1

By law, area education agencies must prepare and approve a reorganization plan for any district within their areas, which have fewer than 350 students. The Grant Wood AEA Reorganization Plan, in addition, offers a great deal of data on school districts in the area. Contact our Board Secretary for more information.

​​Reorganization Studies : 1

Grant Wood AEA provides year round E-Rate support for AEA 10 schools and districts. Learn more or request assistance via email at eratecontact@gwaea.org.

Universal Service Fund / e-Rate : 1

The ELL Resource Team answers questions related to learning English as a second language. On-site observations and consultation, staff development or referrals to other resources will be provided when appropriate.

ELL (English Language Learners) Resource Team : 1

Early ACCESS is the system implemented by the state of Iowa to serve children from birth to age three, who have either a developmental delay, or have a condition that has a high probability of later delays if early intervention services are not provided. Eligible children and their families receive service coordination to assist them in accessing the services and supports they need.

Early childhood consultants support children ages 3-5 by helping teachers and support service providers identify developmental needs, deliver and coordinate quality early childhood special education programs. Early childhood specialists work collaboratively with families and providers to develop interventions that empower families and educators to support the identified needs of young children.

For information about either program, please contact espicer@gwaea.org.

Early ACCESS and Early Childhood Supports : 1