Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri



This document was developed by the Compliance Section of the Office of Special Education (OSE) in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in working with the Missouri Parents Act (MPACT).  OSE’s services are mainly supported by federal money set aside by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

This document is offered as a guide for the rules of special education and related services. If any part of this document conflicts with law or regulation, the law or regulation is treated as more important. Please contact us if you have questions about information contained within this guide:  Phone: 573-751-0699  Relay Missouri: 800-735-2966 Fax: 573-751-3910 Email: Homepage: more copies are needed, readers are encouraged to duplicate current copies of the guide, as there is no copyright on the information. Readers may also download the guide from the web by using the homepage listed above. The format of the guide may be a little different on the version that is downloaded.  If you have needs included by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and need this information in a different format, call 573-751-0699 or Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. Efforts will be made to help you with your needs.

Making decisions about a student’s education is very important. We hope this guide is helpful to everyone who is involved with the education of students with disabilities and will help develop a true partnership between parents and teachers.

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