About the Office of Special Education
This office administers both the state's Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (ECEA) and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children with disabilities. This website is a resource for teachers, administrators, and parents of students with exceptional educational needs due to disability, or learners who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse or have some other special need. The Office of Special Education is one of three offices within the Exceptional Student Services Unit (along with the Office of Facility Schools and the Office of Gifted Education).
2019 Transition Leadership Institute (TLI) - Save the Date!
Date(s): June 12-14, 2019
Colorado Autism Conference 2019
Partnering for Potential
Date(s): June 4-6, 2019
Registration for the first statewide autism conference is now open.
Ways to Search this Site
- You can use the Google Search box (only searches CDE) at the top right side of the webpage and type in what you are looking for.
- You can use our Topic Index - alphabetical list of topics for the Office of Special Education.
If you have problems finding something and/or questions about our website, please contact our Web Coordinator and be sure to copy the URL into the email to reference the page with the problem.